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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 21

Incredible women humanitarians: Vanuatu’s Marie Toto

By CARE Australia August 21, 2019 7 comments

Marie registers evacuees after the 2018 Ambae Island volcano eruption.

Aid workers make amazing sacrifices to help vulnerable people. World Humanitarian Day was 19 August, so we’re celebrating the people who make CARE’s lifesaving work possible – people like Marie Toto in Vanuatu. Marie’s job with CARE is to travel all over the islands of Vanuatu, training people to…

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Jul 30

Disability is not a barrier

By CARE Australia July 30, 2019 0 comments

In regional Zimbabwe, poor hygiene and sanitation practices often lead to the spread of diseases like cholera and diarrhoea, affecting the health of entire communities. Thanks to the support of Australians through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), CARE is running an amazing project to help prevent this. The project…

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Jun 24

An historic moment for women and workers everywhere

By CARE Australia June 24, 2019 1 comment

After years of campaigning by CARE and other organisations around the world, there is now an international agreement on ending violence and harassment at work. This is a huge win for women worldwide, who have risen up in recent years to highlight how common workplace sexual harassment really is –…

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Jun 5

Eid in Yemen a sad reminder of life before war

By CARE Australia June 5, 2019 0 comments

Mohammed Almahdi looks out over his home city of Sana'a, which used to bustle with life during Eid.

As Ramadan comes to an end and millions of people around the world celebrate Eid, the citizens of Yemen face another bittersweet holiday season. CARE’s Mohammed Almahdi reflects on how life has changed for him and his fellow Yemenis throughout more than four years of war.   Eid has always…

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May 29

This single mother was building her own house brick by brick. Then a cyclone changed everything.

By CARE Australia May 29, 2019 0 comments

Victoria Rosario is one of millions of people in southern Africa who were affected by Cyclone Idai. Photo: Mahmoud Shabeeb/CARE

Life was looking up for Victoria Rosario. Twelve years ago her husband left her to raise their 10 children alone, but the now 46-year-old from Mozambique had quite literally been putting her life back together brick by brick. “I had a piece of land that I was cultivating, and I…

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Apr 16

Obituary for Mr Peter J Smedley

By CARE Australia April 16, 2019 0 comments

Mr Smedley was Chair of the CARE Australia Board from 2006-2009, Vice Chair from 2004-2006 and a Director for nine years from 2000 to 2009. Peter knew that the only way he could understand and support CARE’s work was to see firsthand the impact of poverty and humanitarian disasters. Staff…

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Apr 8

“It can be hard to be a woman.”

By CARE Australia April 8, 2019 0 comments

Hanlee (27) works at a garment factory in Laos. The factory is so far from her hometown that she, like many workers, lives in the factory’s dormitory. She dreams of one day owning her own sewing shop, but right now has no choice but to continue working in the factory…

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