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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

Jul 17

Lesotho food crisis: A never-ending story

By CARE Australia July 17, 2013 0 comments

The current food crisis in Lesotho means that more than one-third of the population doesn’t have enough to eat. Drought, late rains, early frost and a recent pest infestation have destroyed vital crops. Adding to the issue of food insecurity are crippling health problems; every fourth person in Lesotho is…

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Aug 9

Reporting from Dadaab Camp: 500,000 likely to arrive by the end of the year

By CARE Australia August 9, 2011 0 comments

By Adam Poulter,  Emergency Response Manager for CARE Australia, writing from Kenya. Adam Poulter, CARE Australia's Emergency Response Manager Today, I spoke to a young woman who had walked for twenty days with her two children. They left their home due to the drought which has dried up all drinking water…

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Jul 28

Ethiopia: All that counts now is to save human life

By CARE Australia July 28, 2011 1 comment

In Borena in southern Ethiopia the last two rainy seasons have brought no water. The drought took one third of all livestock, leaving families without income.Little Salad is sleeping soundly.  Gamu Kamad, his mother, is relieved.  Just a few days ago, the 11-month old could do nothing but vomit. He could not crawl, he did not play; he was just too weak. In the past weeks, Gamud fed him only water – she had no money to buy milk because most of her cattle had died. In the Borena zone, in southern Ethiopia, the last two rainy seasons did not bring any water and a worrying drought has gripped the region.People crowd around at a food distribution point in Borena, Ethopia. In the Borena culture, children eat first, followed by the father and then the mother, so when the children are malnourished, it's clear there is a crisis. Image: CARE.

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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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