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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

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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Mar 9

A Cruel and Deceptive Green

By CARE Australia March 9, 2016 0 comments
CARE’s El Nino Crisis Response – Papua New Guinea

Barbara Jackson speaks with community members in the Chauve district of Papua New Guinea. Photo: Sam Bolitho/CARE.

A Cruel and Deceptive Green It’s lusciously green all around us in this Eastern highland community in Chauve province of Papua New Guinea.  Deceptively and almost cruelly green.  My colleagues from CARE Papua New Guinea and I have driven two hours from Goroka, the capital of the…

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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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Oct 5

El Nino to affect over 20 million

By CARE Australia October 5, 2015 0 comments
An Ethiopia woman and child walk across a parched landscape in Ethiopia.

In Ethiopia alone, the effects of El Nino are predicted to put 4.5 million people in need of food assistance. © Josh Estey/CARE

In a year of unprecedented humanitarian need, El Nino is putting tens of millions of people at risk of drought and floods. CARE is scaling up life-saving assistance and urges governments to act now to reduce the impact of the disasters to come.

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