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Aug 31

Equivalent of half Australia’s population facing hunger in Afghanistan

By CARE Australia August 31, 2021 0 comments

As the large-scale evacuation of people from Afghanistan comes to a close, the aid agency CARE is warning that 12.2 million Afghans – the equivalent of around half Australia’s population – are facing acute hunger. Many parts of the country are experiencing drought, made worse by…

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Aug 21

CARE stands in solidarity with Afghans, plans to continue work

By CARE Australia August 21, 2021 0 comments

As the latest chapter unfolds in Afghanistan’s decades-long struggle with conflict, the aid agency CARE is committed to staying in the country and continuing its lifesaving work. CARE has worked alongside communities in Afghanistan since 1961 as a trusted provider of humanitarian assistance. CARE Australia CEO, Peter Walton,…

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Jul 30

Six months of military rule in Myanmar: number of people in need of aid triples

By CARE Australia July 30, 2021 0 comments

Statement from CARE’s Vice President for Humanitarian Affairs, Deepmala Mahla: “In the six months since the military seized power on 1 February, Myanmar’s humanitarian situation has deteriorated rapidly, with a staggering three million people in need of humanitarian assistance, an additional two million since February. The deepening COVID-19 situation is…

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Jul 14

CARE concerned for vulnerable groups in Myanmar as COVID crisis deepens

By CARE Australia July 14, 2021 0 comments

Statement from CARE’s Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs, Deepmala Mahla: “CARE is deeply concerned about the impact of Myanmar’s deteriorating COVID-19 situation on vulnerable communities. We are hearing reports of long queues of people trying to secure limited oxygen supplies for loved ones battling the virus, and a…

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