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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

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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Jul 22

Three years on from famine, Somalia now at high risk of relapse

By CARE Australia July 22, 2014 0 comments

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Three years after famine was declared in Somalia, CARE has joined other aid agencies to warn the global community that the east African nation is now at high risk of relapse unless support is significantly increased. During the famine, 260,000 Somali lives were lost to hunger, malnutrition and disease. In…

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Jul 9

Three years young: South Sudan on the brink of famine

By CARE Australia July 9, 2014 0 comments

Exactly three years on from scenes of joyful celebration that marked the birth of a new nation, South Sudan is now home to of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and edging closer to full-scale famine. More than 10,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of violence in…

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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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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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