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Apr 23

Yemen: A political solution must be reached to prevent humanitarian catastrophe

By CARE Australia April 23, 2015 0 comments

Following the declaration of the end of airstrikes in Yemen, international aid organisation CARE says humanitarian access must urgently improve and a political solution be reached, as the impoverished nation is facing a humanitarian catastrophe. Since airstrikes began on 26 March, the conflict in the Middle-Eastern nation has spread across…

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Feb 27

Australian women’s cricket captain Meg Lanning set to Walk In Her Shoes

By CARE Australia February 27, 2015 0 comments

Women and girls in developing countries walk, on average, twelve and a half times around the MCG, just to collect water for their families, says Meg Lanning. (Photo Tom Perry-CARE)

Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Captain Meg Lanning says that with the world’s attention on Australia during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, now was the time for Australians to step up to help reduce the distances women and girls walk for water, food and healthcare in developing countries. Meg Lanning,…

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Feb 12

Garment factory workers facing exploitation and violence as Myanmar’s economy grows

By CARE Australia February 12, 2015 0 comments

Thousands of women are risking exploitation, violence and frightening working conditions as they migrate to Myanmar’s cities in increasing numbers to search of work to support their families. The issue was highlighted by Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja on her first visit to Myanmar. Ambassador Stott…

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Feb 11

Australians urged to take serious steps towards a healthier future

By CARE Australia February 11, 2015 0 comments

New research, released by CARE Australia, has revealed that only seven percent of Australians are walking more than the recommended daily distance for general health and wellbeing. Results of the study, released as part of CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes Challenge, have revealed the average Aussie only walks 3.2 kilometres…

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