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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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Aug 25

New Director of International Programs and Operations commences at CARE Australia

By CARE Australia August 25, 2020 1 comment

International aid organisation CARE Australia has a new Director of International Programs and Operations, David Sims. Mr Sims comes to CARE from Oxfam Australia where he was Head of Program Development and Effectiveness. He has also held leadership roles within aid and humanitarian organisations both in…

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Aug 7

CARE International begins major response in Beirut

By CARE Australia August 7, 2020 0 comments

Beirut – CARE International will begin vital lifesaving food assistance, via local organisations, to thousands of people in Beirut after the devastating explosion that decimated much of the city’s port and surrounding areas; killing over 135 people and injuring 6,000 more so far. “First thing Friday morning we will begin…

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