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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

Aug 13

Working in South Sudan: a photo story

By CARE Australia August 13, 2014 0 comments

CARE and World Food Programme staff work into the night to record the days activities during a rapid response mission to Pagak in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. © Dan Alder/CARE

Working in South Sudan holds many challenges for staff to deliver life-saving assistance. A few of them are explained below. Impassable roads Delivering aid in South Sudan is a challenging endeavour – the country has very few paved roads and supplies can only be transported by air or boat. During…

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Apr 17

Indecent proposal: Syrian women exploited

By CARE Australia April 17, 2013 0 comments

By Noura Shahed, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, CARE Jordan ‘Are you Syrian? Will you marry me?’ These are just some of the questions that 34-year-old Mufeeda has been hearing since her husband went missing in Syria. Mufeeda, her husband Awad and their four children fled to Jordan in August 2012…

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Feb 10

Cutting foreign aid programs can only harm us all

By CARE Australia February 10, 2011 1 comment

An inspiring piece by our CEO Julia Newton-Howes, published in The Canberra Times, 10 February 2011  In February 2009, as my plane touched down in Zimbabwe, I learned that Victoria had been devastated by the Black Saturday bushfires. Although Zimbabwe faces massive problems of poverty and hunger, everywhere I went…

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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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Aug 13

The water has stolen everything

By CARE Australia August 13, 2010 0 comments

By Thomas Schwarz When we started early this morning from Islamabad, I didn’t know what would be awaiting me in the region of Mardan. I had seen many reports on TV, read the papers, listened to the radio and spoken with my CARE colleagues. The whole weekend I had met…

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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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