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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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Aug 19

Meet the aid worker helping Yazidi women put their lives back together after ISIS

By CARE Australia August 19, 2019 0 comments

CARE’s Nizhan Ramadhan (right) helps women and girls who have fled war and violence in Iraq.

When you hear the phrase “aid worker”, what picture comes to mind? Probably a khaki-clad hero working far from home, right? Maybe an Australian? While it’s true some aid workers travel – and there are many heroic Aussies out there – the vast majority of people who carry out lifesaving…

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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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May 17

They will never wake again: Yemen airstrikes kill sleeping family

By CARE Australia May 17, 2019 1 comment

  Yesterday a new round of deadly airstrikes in Yemen shattered hopes for peace in a country where one child is dying every twelve minutes. CARE’s Alex Hilliard is in the capital, Sana’a, where the airstrikes hit. During Ramadan, Sana’a is very quiet in the mornings. I usually go out…

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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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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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