Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Nov 19

World Toilet Day: Better hygiene means a better life

By CARE Australia November 19, 2014 0 comments

CARE International in Lebanon, in cooperation with partner Somoud Foundation, held a Hand Washing Festival for children from Syrian refugee families and local beneficiaries. The event took place in the beginning of November in Qalamoun, Tripoli and included games, theatre performances and songs for children in order to raise awareness of good hygiene practices in poorer quality living conditions. Hygiene materials and colouring kits were also distributed in cooperation with UNICEF. ©CARE

CARE is helping Syrian refugee communities with access clean water and sanitation.

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Oct 9

Syrian refugees: “Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

By CARE Australia October 9, 2014 3 comments

“I want to write about child marriage. Some of my friends, who are as old as I am, married in Zaatari or Azraq. I told them that they should continue to go to school, that they are too young to get married. But they did not listen. I wish that other girls read what I write and think twice about their choices.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

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Sep 17

Ethiopia: ‘My life was dark before, but now there is light’

By CARE Australia September 17, 2014 0 comments

Fikere married her first husband when she was 12 years old but he divorced her when she was 14 because she didn’t want to have a baby. She married her second husband, Kasa, at 15. They are benefiting from a CARE project that provides support and education to married teenagers. ©Josh Estey/CARE

Child marriage affects 14 million girls each year and remains the biggest challenge to girls’ development.

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Sep 10

School starts in Azraq Camp: Getting an education as a Syrian refugee

By CARE Australia September 10, 2014 0 comments
young girl in Syrian refugee camp participating in education program provided by CARE

Mais* (12), “I am 12 years old and I love my country. I also love school. I hope I can go back to Syria soon and finish my school there. I will start my sixth grade here in Azraq camp. I hope I will like school here as much as I liked it in Syria and that I will find new friends.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

CARE is helping Syrian refugee children prepare to join the formal education system.

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