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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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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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Jul 20

Ethiopia: It takes a village to recover from drought

By CARE Australia July 20, 2012 0 comments
Ethiopia

©Audree Montpetit/CARE

Rain rules the lives of rural Ethiopians. When drought came to the district of Mesela, people coped by reducing their number of daily meals, and selling their remaining livestock (often their most important assets). In December 2011, CARE initiated a livelihoods recovery project with funding from the Austrian Development Agency,…

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Jul 28

Ethiopia: All that counts now is to save human life

By CARE Australia July 28, 2011 1 comment

In Borena in southern Ethiopia the last two rainy seasons have brought no water. The drought took one third of all livestock, leaving families without income.Little Salad is sleeping soundly.  Gamu Kamad, his mother, is relieved.  Just a few days ago, the 11-month old could do nothing but vomit. He could not crawl, he did not play; he was just too weak. In the past weeks, Gamud fed him only water – she had no money to buy milk because most of her cattle had died. In the Borena zone, in southern Ethiopia, the last two rainy seasons did not bring any water and a worrying drought has gripped the region.People crowd around at a food distribution point in Borena, Ethopia. In the Borena culture, children eat first, followed by the father and then the mother, so when the children are malnourished, it's clear there is a crisis. Image: CARE.

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