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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 30

South Sudan: looming famine, floods and disease

By CARE Australia July 30, 2014 0 comments

Despite horrific living conditions, families feel safer inside the UN compound. ©Josh Estey/CARE

Donate to CARE’s South Sudan Appeal In South Sudan, a country crippled by violence and on the brink of famine, millions have been forced to flee their homes. Families sheltering in the UN compound outside Bentiu face horrific conditions as heavy rains cause widespread flooding.  by Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE…

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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

South Sudan: Hope for the future

By CARE Australia July 9, 2014 0 comments

Hundreds of people crowd a space just inside the gate of the UN mission in Bentiu amid rumours of an imminent attack on the town. ©Dan Alder/CARE

Donate to CARE’s South Sudan Appeal ‘There’s so much suffering, so many sad stories. And then there are people who are looking to the future. They are thinking about what they can do to get themselves on their feet and push forward. These are the people who will…

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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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