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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

Feb 12

Cyclone Gita intensifying near Tonga, CARE on standby to respond

By CARE Australia February 12, 2018 0 comments

Cyclone Gita is intensifying to a possible category five storm – the most severe – as Tonga braces for the worst tropical cyclone to hit the region in almost two years. A state of emergency has been declared in Tonga ahead of the storm, which is already packing winds of…

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Jan 23

10 most under-reported crises of 2017

By CARE Australia January 23, 2018 1 comment

There is a place on earth where more than 5,000 people flee their homes every day. There is a country where nearly half of all young children are malnourished. Do you know these places? If the answer is “no”, then you are not alone. CARE produced the Suffering in…

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Jan 3

My Wishes for Yemen in 2018

By CARE Australia January 3, 2018 0 comments

Hind Abbas, a communication assistant with CARE in Yemen, shares her experience living through one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. New years are often new beginnings. A new chance to live differently, change what we don’t like and learn from past experiences. The smell of chocolate fudge cake and…

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Dec 21

See the most stunning images from 2017

By CARE Australia December 21, 2017 12 comments

As 2017 draws to a close, here are photos of some of the amazing people your support has made a difference to this year. We asked five photographers to submit the favourite image they took of those CARE is working with this year. They are all beautiful, inspiring, and evidence…

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Dec 20

The Toymaker of Azraq

By CARE Australia December 20, 2017 0 comments

Mohammad, 65, was a farmer in Syria, but is now known as the Toymaker of Azraq camp in Jordan. Image © Justin Bastien/CARE

They refer to him simply as “The Toymaker.” At 65 years of age with a thin white beard and a broad smile, Mohammed Asaf certainly looks the part. He lives at the Azraq refugee camp in eastern Jordan, home to more than 30,000 Syrians forced to flee the violence in…

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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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