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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

Mar 14

Five ways you can help prevent hunger

By CARE Australia March 14, 2016 1 comment
People prepare a nutrition meal.

Thanks to caring supporters like you who help stop hunger at its source, many food crises never happen. © CARE

We often hear about hunger around the world. Much of this is caused by shifting global weather patterns such as El Nino , which make it even harder for the world’s poor to grow crops for food and income. So what can you do? Here are five ways you can help.

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Jan 13

The world’s largest crisis you’ve probably never heard of

By CARE Australia January 13, 2016 0 comments
Yemeni children caught up in the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen is 21 million - that's more than those in need in Syria and South Sudan combined. © CARE

With over 21 million in need, the number of people requiring urgent humanitarian assistance in Yemen is more than in Syria and South Sudan combined. After recently visiting the region, CARE's Gender in Emergencies Specialist Isadora Quay explains why we can no longer ignore a crisis affecting 21 million people.

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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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Jul 20

Ethiopia: It takes a village to recover from drought

By CARE Australia July 20, 2012 0 comments
Ethiopia

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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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Jun 14

The faces of the food crisis, up close

By CARE Australia June 14, 2012 0 comments

Clockwise from left: Delou’s hands hold sorrel leaves, used as a condiment, and grains of sorghum at her home in Saran Maradi, Niger. Delou Ibrahim has four children and suffered the loss of nine. She has about 40 grandchildren, 16 of which live with her. Delou’s last crop was 30kg, which only provided food for about two days. Delou and her family receive cash from CARE. “I get to buy cereal to feed my family, particularly my grandchildren.” They have two daily meals, porridge in the morning and sorghum paste in the evening. Ⓒ Rodrigo Ordonez/CARE

Ten million people across the Sahel region in West Africa are at risk of famine. CARE is providing life-saving supplies to those most affected.

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