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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

Nov 15

Typhoon Haiyan: Much more challenging than Haiti

By CARE Australia November 15, 2013 0 comments

Donate to CARE’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal David Gazashvili is in Ormoc, one of the Philippines’ hardest hit areas after Typhoon Haiyan. ©CARE By David Gazashvili, CARE Emergency Team Leader managing the response to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. David is in Ormoc, western Leyte, one of the hardest…

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Jan 11

Haiti Earthquake: Two years on

By CARE Australia January 11, 2012 0 comments

Two years since the devastating earthquake which killed more than 220,000 people, Haitians are rebuilding their lives and regaining their confidence with assistance from CARE. CARE has a five-year, $US100 million plan to help Haiti recover. These photos document the past two years of CARE’s work in Haiti, including the initiail…

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Jan 11

Haiti: School’s in

By CARE Australia January 11, 2012 0 comments

By Mildrede Beliard, CARE Haiti Two years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed over 222,000 people, CARE is helping communities to move from the recovery phase and work towards rebuilding their lives and regaining their independence. Léogâne was one of the areas hardest hit by Haiti’s devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010. Officials estimate the tremor destroyed 80 to 90 per cent of Léogâne’s buildings, including many schools. A young girl outside a destroyed building in Leogane in the days after the earthquake in 2012. Image: Evelyn Hockstein/CARE The parents of Léogâne’s Mellier community have a long history of banding together to help one another. In the chaos that enveloped Haiti following the departure of the ruling Duvalier family in 1987, a group of parents in Mellier formed the Association of Parents of Mellier (ASPAM), a PTA-like association to make sure their kids’ schooling continued without interruption. Soon after, they opened a pre-school and an elementary school so their youngest children didn’t have to walk for hours to facilities outside Mellier if they wanted an education. Even in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, when day-to-day survival was itself in doubt for many, parents began work to get their children back in school. For help, ASPAM turned to CARE, which has supported 78 schools since the earthquake, 20 in Léogâne alone. ‘CARE was with us from the start,’ says Ginette Louis Jean, director of the ASPAM pre-school. ‘CARE provided us with school kits for teachers, students and educational materials for the class.’ An ASPAM school in Leogane where CARE has assited with refurnishing and has distributed school kits to students and teaching materials to teachers. Image: Mildrede Beliard/CARE.

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Apr 5

Haiti: 'Women can be engineers, we can even be presidents!'

By CARE Australia April 5, 2011 0 comments

By Sabine Wilke, CARE Haiti Elegant costumes, elaborate hairstyles, flowing dresses and snow-white laced socks on little girls’ legs: the women of the Haitian city of Léogâne have gone to great lengths to honor this special day. It is mid-morning on 8 March 2011, and the sun is already heating…

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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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Jan 11

Haiti: One year later

By CARE Australia January 11, 2011 0 comments

Wednesday 12 January marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti that affected three million people and left more than 1.2 million homeless. This video is about how CARE is helping the Haitian people to rebuild their lives. Read more about the Haiti earthquake and…

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