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Apr 8

COVID-19: PNG, Timor Leste four times more at risk than Aust

By CARE Australia April 8, 2020 0 comments

New analysis by the aid agency CARE Australia suggests most countries in our region, such as Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste, are up to four times more at risk from COVID-19 than Australia. CARE Australia CEO Peter Walton said health services were incredibly stretched in…

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Apr 1

Australia’s leading aid agencies call for urgent action to support the charities amid COVID-19 crisis

By CARE Australia April 1, 2020 0 comments

Six of Australia’s leading international aid agencies are urging the Federal Government to include in their COVID-19 economic support package specific measures to help charities continue their life-saving work in the most vulnerable communities worldwide. The organisations – CARE Australia, ChildFund Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International…

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Mar 30

New analysis highlights 15 countries most at risk from COVID-19

By CARE Australia March 30, 2020 0 comments

As more COVID-19 cases emerge in developing countries, a new analysis by the international aid agency CARE highlights the 15 countries most at risk. Using data from the INFORM Global Risk Index, CARE has found the countries which are generally at “very high risk” of crisis have three times higher…

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Mar 20

Short window to prepare the world’s poorest countries for COVID-19: aid agency

By CARE Australia March 20, 2020 0 comments

The international aid agency CARE is today calling for more support for poor countries and refugee camps to prepare for coronavirus, before it’s too late. Vulnerable people urgently need clean water, soap, information on how to prevent the virus, and better health care. “Now is the time to show solidarity…

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Mar 16

CARE Australia staff to continue their lifesaving work from home

By CARE Australia March 16, 2020 0 comments

CARE Australia staff will be temporarily working from home from Tuesday, 17 March 2020, for an initial period of two weeks.  The decision has been made as a precautionary public health step in response to the escalating COVID-19 coronavirus, taking into account a number of factors.

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