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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Aug 9

Reporting from Dadaab Camp: 500,000 likely to arrive by the end of the year

By CARE Australia August 9, 2011 0 comments

By Adam Poulter,  Emergency Response Manager for CARE Australia, writing from Kenya. Adam Poulter, CARE Australia's Emergency Response Manager Today, I spoke to a young woman who had walked for twenty days with her two children. They left their home due to the drought which has dried up all drinking water…

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Jul 28

Ethiopia: All that counts now is to save human life

By CARE Australia July 28, 2011 1 comment

In Borena in southern Ethiopia the last two rainy seasons have brought no water. The drought took one third of all livestock, leaving families without income.Little Salad is sleeping soundly.  Gamu Kamad, his mother, is relieved.  Just a few days ago, the 11-month old could do nothing but vomit. He could not crawl, he did not play; he was just too weak. In the past weeks, Gamud fed him only water – she had no money to buy milk because most of her cattle had died. In the Borena zone, in southern Ethiopia, the last two rainy seasons did not bring any water and a worrying drought has gripped the region.People crowd around at a food distribution point in Borena, Ethopia. In the Borena culture, children eat first, followed by the father and then the mother, so when the children are malnourished, it's clear there is a crisis. Image: CARE.

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Mar 30

Ellen is walking 20,000 steps per day!

By CARE Australia March 30, 2011 0 comments

Today we’re featuring Ellen Rose, an inspiring young lady who – in return for a particularly generous donation – agreed to walk 20,000 steps per day instead of 10,000. She’s raised over $900 so far. We’re so impressed! Today’s featured Walk In Her Shoes fundraiser – the wonderful Ellen Rose What…

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Mar 2

I am powerful!

By CARE Australia March 2, 2011 0 comments

By Cressida Blumson, CARE Australia’s Key Partnerships Officer and Vietnam Cycle Challenge participant Day 3 Today I shouted ‘I am powerful!’ after completing a 10-kilometre mountain climb, to have Justine, one of the other challenge participants, respond, ‘I am sore!’. It’s no wonder that she’s sore – today we rode a whopping…

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Feb 10

Cutting foreign aid programs can only harm us all

By CARE Australia February 10, 2011 1 comment

An inspiring piece by our CEO Julia Newton-Howes, published in The Canberra Times, 10 February 2011  In February 2009, as my plane touched down in Zimbabwe, I learned that Victoria had been devastated by the Black Saturday bushfires. Although Zimbabwe faces massive problems of poverty and hunger, everywhere I went…

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Jan 11

Haiti: Morning sadness under a new roof

By CARE Australia January 11, 2011 0 comments

Sabine Wilke, CARE Haiti Situated just west of Port-au-Prince, Carrefour suffered severe damage when the earthquake struck on 12 January 2010. Life has never been easy for the people living here, but since the disaster, things have become almost unbearable. In just 35 seconds, the earthquake transformed 90 per cent…

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