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

Dec 3

International Day of People with Disability

By CARE Australia December 3, 2018 0 comments

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Today is International Day of People with Disability. People with disabilities are so often overlooked but are amongst the most vulnerable members of a community. Josafina is one of them. 59-year-old Josafina lost her leg in 2012, and since then has struggled to make ends meet. She lives in Tanzania,…

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Oct 19

Stopping sexual harassment across the Mekong region

By CARE Australia October 19, 2018 1 comment

Sexual harassment is a global issue. It is a form of gender-based violence, and one of the most serious violations of workers’ rights experienced by women across the Mekong. It is a deeply sensitive issue. Rooted in unequal power and gender relations it disproportionately affects women and girls. Across the…

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Oct 4

Indonesia tsunami: “What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying”

By CARE Australia October 4, 2018 2 comments

“What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying,” says Rini, a mother of two who lives in Palu, the densely populated city on the island Sulawesi in Indonesia. “Many houses in the surrounding area have been destroyed … My kids are taking refuge in a shelter at the elementary school.

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Oct 1

CARE launches appeal following Indonesia tsunami

By CARE Australia October 1, 2018 1 comment

CARE Australia has launched an appeal and is urging for donations to assist their on the ground efforts on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, which was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, prompting a massive tsunami on September 29. More than 830 people are already confirmed dead, and thousands…

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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 to lift themselves out of poverty. Since the war in Syria started in 2011, more than 655,000 Syrians have…

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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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