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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

Feb 22

Cyclone Winston: Reports all crops have washed away

By CARE Australia February 22, 2016 0 comments

Cyclone Winston has battered Fiji in one of the worst storms on record in the Southern Hemisphere. © Sarah Boxall/CARE

After Fiji was hit by Tropical Cyclone Winston – one of the biggest storms on record in the southern hemisphere – emergency teams have begun to assess damage. CARE is working with local partner Live & Learn in Fiji’s Western Division to assess water sources, sanitation and crop damage.

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Feb 12

Syrian newlyweds hope love can keep them warm

By CARE Australia February 12, 2016 0 comments
Noor and Amfiraz are refugees from Syria.

After marrying in their native Syria, Noor and Amfiraz fled for their lives. © CARE

Often when people meet the love of their life, they can’t wait to start their lives together. But what if soon after marrying, conflict in your homeland forced you to flee for your lives? For Noor and Amfiraz, there has been no honeymoon, only a fraught journey across the continent in search of refuge.

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Feb 1

The day Syria lost its voice

By CARE Australia February 1, 2016 0 comments
A Syrian refugee boy.

After losing his father in the conflict and witnessing his neighbourhood being bombed, eight-year-old Ibrahim lost his voice. © Alain Lapierre/CARE

Since his Syrian neighbourhood was violently bombed, eight-year-old Ibrahim has hardly spoken. When he does, he is barely audible. His mother believes it is due to the trauma of the bombing, as well as losing his father in the conflict over a year ago.

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Jan 13

The world’s largest crisis you’ve probably never heard of

By CARE Australia January 13, 2016 0 comments
Yemeni children caught up in the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen is 21 million - that's more than those in need in Syria and South Sudan combined. © CARE

With over 21 million in need, the number of people requiring urgent humanitarian assistance in Yemen is more than in Syria and South Sudan combined. After recently visiting the region, CARE's Gender in Emergencies Specialist Isadora Quay explains why we can no longer ignore a crisis affecting 21 million people.

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