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

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

Jan 17

Suffering in silence: 10 humanitarian crises you haven’t heard of

By CARE Australia January 17, 2017 0 comments

In 2016, we saw many news-breaking humanitarian crises. We watched the ongoing conflict in Syria, desperate refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea, and Hurricane Matthew decimating Haiti. Yet these headlines were just the tip of an ever-growing humanitarian iceberg. Underneath these more visible crises lay many more that never made it…

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Mar 14

Five ways you can help prevent hunger

By CARE Australia March 14, 2016 1 comment
People prepare a nutrition meal.

Thanks to caring supporters like you who help stop hunger at its source, many food crises never happen. © CARE

We often hear about hunger around the world. Much of this is caused by shifting global weather patterns such as El Nino , which make it even harder for the world’s poor to grow crops for food and income. So what can you do? Here are five ways you can help.

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Nov 9

El Nino: Crisis on our doorstep

By CARE Australia November 9, 2015 0 comments
A man holds up a meagre crop harvest in Papua New Guinea,

Communities in Papua New Guinea and other Pacific nations are facing food shortages due to El Nino. © CARE

Financial aid from the Australian Government to help some of our closest neighbours mitigate the effects of El Nino has been welcomed. $9 million has been pledged to Pacific countries facing food and water shortages including Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. However, continued assistance will be needed.

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Aug 16

Ten things you might not know about CARE’s humanitarian work

By CARE Australia August 16, 2013 0 comments

1. Emergency response ©Brendan Brannon/CARE With on-going programs in many of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, CARE has emergency response experts already on the ground and 97 per cent of them are citizens of the countries where we work. CARE also has a team of additional emergency specialists on…

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Jul 17

Lesotho food crisis: A never-ending story

By CARE Australia July 17, 2013 0 comments

The current food crisis in Lesotho means that more than one-third of the population doesn’t have enough to eat. Drought, late rains, early frost and a recent pest infestation have destroyed vital crops. Adding to the issue of food insecurity are crippling health problems; every fourth person in Lesotho is…

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Jun 5

World Environment Day: celebration or crisis?

By CARE Australia June 5, 2013 0 comments

This year’s World Environment Day should be a climate change wake-up call for us all, says Kit Vaughan, Director of CARE’s Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network. On World Environment Day, representatives of the world’s governments are negotiating at the latest UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany while a weather…

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Jul 20

One Year On: Stories from East Africa

By CARE Australia July 20, 2012 0 comments

Water, the Elixir of Life: CARE's goal is to provide sufficient quantities of water to the existing and new refugee populations. This includes the maintenance of 20 existing boreholes and over 170 km of pipes. To meet the increasing needs in influx areas, CARE also provides potable water through water trucking services. Proper hygiene is being promoted through hygiene committees from among the refugee population, focusing on hand washing, safe waste disposal and safe water storage and use. This potable water tank is in the influx area of Ifo camp. Photo: CARE/Niki Clark

One year ago, East Africa experienced the worst drought in 60 years

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