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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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Aug 11

Cyclone Winston: A reminder the poor pay the price for climate-change inaction

By Gavin McDonnel August 11, 2016 0 comments

As we mark six months since Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, CARE Australia’s Emergency Response Manager Adam Poulter reflects on the pattern of severe storms that are becoming the new normal. We have crossed the threshold. Gone are the days when catastrophic cyclones were a once in a lifetime event. A…

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Jun 21

Syrian Refugee Crisis: The spiraling politics of fear and the imperative for compassion

By CARE Australia June 21, 2016 0 comments
Syrian refugee families in Turkey, telling their harrowing stories of leaving their home country to protect their children. You can help Syrian Refugee families by donating to CARE's Syrian Refugee Crisis Appeal at: www.care.org.au/syria today. Photo credit: Ella Pellegrini/News Corp

Syrian families living on the Turkish/Syrian border telling their harrowing stories of fleeing the Aleppo region. ©Ella Pellegrini/ News Corp

Over 51 million people are currently displaced by conflict; the highest number since the Second World War. The Syrian crisis has sent millions into neighbouring countries, creating a growing need for compassion and humanitarian assistance. CARE International's Chloe Day talks about her experiences, whilst working in Turkey.

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May 12

Budget 2015: $1 billion cuts leave Australia’s aid program on life support

By CARE Australia May 12, 2015 1 comment

The latest cuts mean that aid now represents just 25 cents of every $100 of Australia’s national economy. Photo: © Josh Estey/CARE

The $1 billion cut to international aid delivered in the 2015 Federal Budget has left Australia’s international reputation in tatters, and left thousands of families cut off from life-saving programs in Australia’s neighbourhood.

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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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