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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

Mar 12

“I never knew anything about sexual harassment…”

By CARE Australia March 12, 2019 0 comments

At 34, Sorya already has 16 years of experience in the garment industry. She’s been working in factories ever since she was 18. In that time she has experienced more than her fair share of sexual harassment at work. “Sometimes my colleagues would hug me from behind and call me…

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Mar 12

“My youngest son is as old as the war.”

By CARE Australia March 12, 2019 1 comment

Mariam* seated next to her eight-year-old son, Mahmoud, discusses the struggles of being a single mother to four children during the war in Syria. “Two months before the war started, my husband had a heart attack and died. I was heavily pregnant at the time and gave birth to my…

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Feb 28

A 13-year-old Syrian boy hears for the first time

By CARE Australia February 28, 2019 3 comments

What’s the best present you’ve ever received? For 13-year-old Abdulkader, it was the gift of hearing. Generous donors like you are helping support our partners Syria Relief to fit displaced children from Aleppo and Idlib with hearing aids — a simple, practical, yet life-changing gift.

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Feb 22

Rebuilding a life nearly lost to Ebola

By CARE Australia February 22, 2019 0 comments

By the end of 2018, nearly 500 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had contracted Ebola, with more than half of them dying from it. Many of the survivors are ostracised because of fear of contamination. 18-year-old Nadej is one of them; abandoned by her husband and…

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Jan 23

“My daughters freeze at night.” – on the brink of famine in Yemen

By CARE Australia January 23, 2019 0 comments

Across the besieged country of Yemen, millions of families are freezing, starving, and homeless. Najla (4) used to live in the warm, sunny, port city of Hodeidah in Yemen with her little sister (2) and her mother. Her father has passed away. In June 2018, as fighting reached Hodeidah, they…

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Jan 3

It’s an election year, people – we haven’t got time for outrage

By CARE Australia January 3, 2019 0 comments

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you are taking the opportunity to rest up and relax. Because if we thought 2018 was a difficult and disturbing year, 2019 is shaping up to be even bigger. It looks like Australia will have one of the most savage and partisan federal elections…

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