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Aug 4

CARE to distribute aid in flood-affected Myanmar and Bangladesh

By CARE Australia August 4, 2015 0 comments
Flooded street in Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains have caused severe flooding in Myanmar. ©CARE

CARE Australia is preparing to distribute emergency relief supplies to areas worst affected by flooding and landslides in Myanmar and Bangladesh. In Myanmar, at least 39 people have been killed, with more than 200,000 people affected across the country. “Myanmar has been hit hard by heavy monsoon rains for the…

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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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