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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

Sep 17

Ethiopia: ‘My life was dark before, but now there is light’

By CARE Australia September 17, 2014 0 comments

Fikere married her first husband when she was 12 years old but he divorced her when she was 14 because she didn’t want to have a baby. She married her second husband, Kasa, at 15. They are benefiting from a CARE project that provides support and education to married teenagers. ©Josh Estey/CARE

Child marriage affects 14 million girls each year and remains the biggest challenge to girls’ development.

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May 6

Celebrating mothers all over the world

By CARE Australia May 6, 2014 0 comments

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world! This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the millions of amazing mothers CARE is supporting, who are helping their families and communities overcome poverty. Palmira Sanches won an award for being a role model parent in one of CARE’s education projects in Timor-Leste.

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Jul 20

Ethiopia: It takes a village to recover from drought

By CARE Australia July 20, 2012 0 comments
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Rain rules the lives of rural Ethiopians. When drought came to the district of Mesela, people coped by reducing their number of daily meals, and selling their remaining livestock (often their most important assets). In December 2011, CARE initiated a livelihoods recovery project with funding from the Austrian Development Agency,…

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Feb 7

Ethiopia: Not just a divorcee

By CARE Australia February 7, 2012 0 comments

By Amelia Poxon, CARE Australia Communications Coordinator Divorce can have social stigmas attached to it in countries all over the world. In Ethiopia, it can also leave women trapped in poverty. Young girls in rural Ethiopia have limited opportunities to access education and are often married as young as 15…

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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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