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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

Nov 9

“There is not enough food.”

By CARE Australia November 9, 2018 0 comments

When a magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea earlier this year, parents Robin and Janet were faced with their worst fear. Away from their village at the time of the earthquake, they walked back through the night to find their entire village was under rubble. Their five-year-old son Taspin, who…

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Oct 19

Stopping sexual harassment across the Mekong region

By CARE Australia October 19, 2018 1 comment

Sexual harassment is a global issue. It is a form of gender-based violence, and one of the most serious violations of workers’ rights experienced by women across the Mekong. It is a deeply sensitive issue. Rooted in unequal power and gender relations it disproportionately affects women and girls. Across the…

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Oct 4

Indonesia tsunami: “What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying”

By CARE Australia October 4, 2018 2 comments

“What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying,” says Rini, a mother of two who lives in Palu, the densely populated city on the island Sulawesi in Indonesia. “Many houses in the surrounding area have been destroyed … My kids are taking refuge in a shelter at the elementary school.

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Aug 22

Australia helping to keep refugee children in school in Jordan

By CARE Australia August 22, 2018 0 comments

CARE Australia is thrilled by the Department of Home Affairs’ decision to increase funding to assist the refugee crisis in Jordan. It will help some of the world’s most vulnerable people lift themselves out of poverty. Since the war in Syria started in 2011, more than 655,000 Syrians have fled…

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Jun 1

The delicate dance of gender equality in Australia’s foreign policy

By CARE Australia June 1, 2018 0 comments

The Australian Government wants global gender equality. The Foreign Minister has championed it across Australia’s aid program and foreign policy, and the Minister for Defence wants to make the women, peace and security agenda ‘part of the DNA’ of the Defence Department’s work. And so they should: there are…

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May 30

Growing is Learning

By CARE Australia May 30, 2018 6 comments

Nearly half the population of Tanzania lives below the poverty line. Despite working long hours in the field, women farmers find it incredibly difficult to produce enough nutritious food for their families. Thanks to your generosity, CARE has established the Growing is Learning project, in which…

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Mar 23

Three years of conflict in Yemen

By CARE Australia March 23, 2018 0 comments

Hind Abbas is a Communication Assistant for CARE International Yemen. Here she shares her experiences over the three years of war in her country. March 26,2015, was the day that war began and the lives of millions of Yemenis was forever altered. As aircraft filled the skies over what is…

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