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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

May 8

CARE distributes Australian aid relief supplies in Nepal

By CARE Australia May 8, 2015 0 comments

Two Royal Australian Air Force C17 aircraft landed in Kathmandu, carrying hundreds of tarpaulins, blankets, hygiene kits and water purification tablets. Photo: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Following the devastation of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, CARE has now distributed hundreds of relief supplies provided by the Australian Government to families across hardest-hit Gorkha district.

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Jan 11

Haiti: Morning sadness under a new roof

By CARE Australia January 11, 2011 0 comments

Sabine Wilke, CARE Haiti Situated just west of Port-au-Prince, Carrefour suffered severe damage when the earthquake struck on 12 January 2010. Life has never been easy for the people living here, but since the disaster, things have become almost unbearable. In just 35 seconds, the earthquake transformed 90 per cent…

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Jul 12

Six months on

By CARE Australia July 12, 2010 0 comments

On Tuesday 12 January, six months ago today, Haiti was struck by one of the modern world’s worst disasters. A 7.0 earthquake collapsed buildings across the city of Port-au-Prince, killing over 220,000 people and leaving tens of thousands injured. Three million people were affected and as many as 1.5 million men,…

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Jan 14

Eyewitness account: Everything is urgent

By CARE Australia January 14, 2010 0 comments

Sophie Perez, CARE’s Country Director in Haiti, was in the CARE office in Port-au-Prince when the earthquake hit at about 5 p.m. local time Jan. 12, 2010. We reached her by phone at 6.30 a.m. local time January 13. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz, courtesy http://www.alertnet.org   It was terrifying. The quake…

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