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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

Oct 14

New Australian film Buoyancy shines a light on modern slavery

By CARE Australia October 14, 2019 0 comments

A new film from Australian writer-director Rodd Rathjen is shining a light on human trafficking and modern forms of slavery in our part of the world.  Inspired by real events, Buoyancy tells the story of Chakra, a teenage boy from Cambodia who is tricked into working on a Thai fishing…

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Oct 11

Lives put on hold by war, these girls won’t sit still

By CARE Australia October 11, 2019 3 comments

When war breaks out, girls’ lives are uprooted in unimaginable ways. War denies girls an education, forces them to flee their homes, and puts them at higher risk of abuse and exploitation. But despite the immense setbacks and dangers they face, many of the girls we meet in our work…

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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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