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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 19

World Toilet Day: Better hygiene means a better life

By CARE Australia November 19, 2014 0 comments

CARE International in Lebanon, in cooperation with partner Somoud Foundation, held a Hand Washing Festival for children from Syrian refugee families and local beneficiaries. The event took place in the beginning of November in Qalamoun, Tripoli and included games, theatre performances and songs for children in order to raise awareness of good hygiene practices in poorer quality living conditions. Hygiene materials and colouring kits were also distributed in cooperation with UNICEF. ©CARE

CARE is helping Syrian refugee communities with access clean water and sanitation.

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Oct 9

Syrian refugees: “Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

By CARE Australia October 9, 2014 3 comments

“I want to write about child marriage. Some of my friends, who are as old as I am, married in Zaatari or Azraq. I told them that they should continue to go to school, that they are too young to get married. But they did not listen. I wish that other girls read what I write and think twice about their choices.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

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Sep 10

School starts in Azraq Camp: Getting an education as a Syrian refugee

By CARE Australia September 10, 2014 0 comments
young girl in Syrian refugee camp participating in education program provided by CARE

Mais* (12), “I am 12 years old and I love my country. I also love school. I hope I can go back to Syria soon and finish my school there. I will start my sixth grade here in Azraq camp. I hope I will like school here as much as I liked it in Syria and that I will find new friends.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

CARE is helping Syrian refugee children prepare to join the formal education system.

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Aug 18

The faces of CARE’s humanitarian work

By CARE Australia August 18, 2014 0 comments

‘I get a lot of satisfaction whenever I work on a project where I have to engage school children. Recently I was so proud when the children from a school where CARE manages primary education in the Dadaab Refugee Community came up with amazing and passionate message of peace for World Refugee Day.’ – Mary, Program Assistant, CARE Kenya. ©CARE

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August 2014 World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognise people who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. For CARE staff, working as a humanitarian professional is more…

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Aug 13

Working in South Sudan: a photo story

By CARE Australia August 13, 2014 0 comments

CARE and World Food Programme staff work into the night to record the days activities during a rapid response mission to Pagak in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. © Dan Alder/CARE

Working in South Sudan holds many challenges for staff to deliver life-saving assistance. A few of them are explained below. Impassable roads Delivering aid in South Sudan is a challenging endeavour – the country has very few paved roads and supplies can only be transported by air or boat. During…

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