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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Jan 26

Larke Riemer awarded AO in 2018

By CARE Australia January 26, 2018 0 comments

CARE Australia is delighted our Board member Larke Riemer has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division. Larke is a leader in the financial sector, with a strong record of pushing for a better…

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Jan 24

CARE increases aid to Syrians fleeing fighting in Idlib

By CARE Australia January 24, 2018 0 comments

We have urgently started increasing distributions of aid to Syrian families who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the Northern governorate of Idlib and aim to reach 25,000 people with emergency help. Since the beginning of January, more than 100,000 people, most of whom have been repeatedly displaced by…

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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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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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Nov 24

Helping refugee women start again

By CARE Australia November 24, 2017 2 comments

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin…

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