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Dec 16

No tourists, now a super storm: Cyclone Yasa could be a double disaster for Fiji

By CARE Australia December 16, 2020 0 comments

The aid agency CARE is warning that a Category 5 cyclone heading towards Fiji could be catastrophic for the island nation already grappling with the loss of tourism income. Cyclone Yasa is currently north-west of the island nation and is predicted to make landfall late on Thursday. CARE is supporting…

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Nov 18

Women and girls at risk as people flee Ethiopia conflict for Sudan

By CARE Australia November 18, 2020 0 comments

Clashes that started in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia on 4 November have already forced more than 27,000 people to flee into Sudan, and the aid agency CARE is warning that women and girls are at particular risk. The number of people crossing the border is predicted to rise…

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Nov 16

ASEAN must prevent another “Rohingya boat crisis”

By CARE Australia November 16, 2020 0 comments

Joint statement from 16 humanitarian agencies including CARE: Southeast Asian leaders must do everything they can to protect refugees and prevent a repeat of this year’s “boat crisis” when some 200 refugees lost their lives at sea, 16 humanitarian agencies said today ahead of the 37th ASEAN Summit. With the…

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Oct 23

Third storm approaches flood-ravaged Vietnam

By CARE Australia October 23, 2020 0 comments

Nearly 1 million people are already struggling with the impact of severe flooding across central Vietnam as a third tropical storm – Saudel – is predicted to make landfall this Sunday. The aid agency CARE is particularly worried about the impact on women and girls, and those already struggling with…

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Oct 7

Budget 2020: More needed to help our poorest neighbours through unprecedented crisis

By CARE Australia October 7, 2020 0 comments

The $305 million in yesterday’s budget for the Pacific and Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 recovery is a step in the right direction but not nearly enough to meet the scale of the challenge, aid agency CARE Australia is warning. Australia’s poorest neighbours, such as Papua New Guinea, have desperately under-resourced health systems…

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Sep 23

Pandemic disrupting women’s lives the most: global survey finds

By CARE Australia September 23, 2020 0 comments

A global survey of more than 10,000 people in 38 countries suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted women’s lives significantly more than men’s. While losing their jobs and not having enough to eat were the biggest threats identified by both women and men, women were more likely to…

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