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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

Aug 22

Australia helping to keep refugee children in school in Jordan

By CARE Australia August 22, 2018 0 comments

CARE Australia is thrilled by the Department of Home Affairs’ decision to increase funding to assist the refugee crisis in Jordan. It will help some of the world’s most vulnerable people lift themselves out of poverty. Since the war in Syria started in 2011, more than 655,000 Syrians have fled…

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Mar 23

Three years of conflict in Yemen

By CARE Australia March 23, 2018 0 comments

Hind Abbas is a Communication Assistant for CARE International Yemen. Here she shares her experiences over the three years of war in her country. March 26,2015, was the day that war began and the lives of millions of Yemenis was forever altered. As aircraft filled the skies over what is…

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Mar 14

“The last seven years feel like twenty…”

By CARE Australia March 14, 2018 0 comments

A quarter of Syria’s pre-war population has fled the country. Inside the country more than 6 million people are homeless. Hundreds of thousands are living under siege. “For millions of men, women and children the past seven years have meant losing their home, moving from one place to the other…

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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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