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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

Dec 6

“An all too common horror.”

By CARE Australia December 6, 2017 0 comments

Hamida and her baby sister, Bushra fled the violence in Myanmar and now live in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Image © Kathleen Prior.

The trudging ranks of exhausted, traumatised families seeking refuge, carrying their few possessions from Myanmar, look like something from another era. Surely horrific scenes of displacement and misery of this scale belong to a time before the international system of human rights emerged. Yet, tragically, this is still an all…

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Nov 27

Rebuilding after El Nino

By CARE Australia November 27, 2017 0 comments

In 2016, the world’s biggest weather phenomenon, El Nino, affected more than 60 million people across parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The humanitarian impact from this El Nino cycle was massive in scale, leaving more than 60 million people around the world facing food and water shortages, rising…

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Nov 24

The blockade is threatening lives

By CARE Australia November 24, 2017 0 comments

“I’m only a six-year-old child,” the young girl told our staff. “My mum helps me to fetch water because my dad is dead.” Image © Eman Al-Awami/CARE

More than 20 million people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance and with the current blockade, the already dire situation is deteriorating further. It has been more than two weeks since the blockade was introduced, preventing the entry of food, fuel, medicine and supplies – exposing millions to diseases, starvation and…

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Nov 24

Helping refugee women start again

By CARE Australia November 24, 2017 2 comments

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin…

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Nov 22

Update on CARE’s Emergency Response for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

By CARE Australia November 22, 2017 0 comments

Right now, CARE Australia’s Chief Executive Sally Moyle is on the ground in Bangladesh, visiting the fastest growing refugee camp in the world. It’s difficult to know how to help when faced with such a devastating humanitarian emergency. Please watch Sally’s video update to learn more. With your…

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Nov 9

“Nothing has got in or out of the country”

By CARE Australia November 9, 2017 0 comments

Asala and her family depend on support from CARE, which can’t be delivered until Yemen’s borders are reopened. Image © Abdulhakim Al-Ansi

Daily airstrikes, the world’s worst cholera outbreak, seven million people on the brink of famine – and now the country’s borders have been closed, restricting the delivery of lifesaving aid to families in desperate need. Johan Mooij, CARE’s Country Director in Yemen said that since Monday, “Nothing has got…

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Nov 6

Joining the conversation on business and human rights

By CARE Australia November 6, 2017 0 comments

Last week, CARE Australia Chief Executive Sally Moyle was a panellist at the 2017 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights convened by the Global Compact Network Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission. She said: “There is a controversial but important discussion about the role of businesses in identifying…

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