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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

Aug 27

Water today, saving lives tomorrow

By CARE Australia August 27, 2015 0 comments
CARE's Howard Ralley visiting water and sanitation projects in Zimbabwe.

CARE's Howard Ralley visiting water and sanitation projects in Zimbabwe. © CARE

In May this year, Howard Ralley, CARE Australia's Director of Marketing and Communications visited our water and sanitation projects in Zimbabwe. He was joined by Thankyou who help fund the life-saving work.

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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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Sep 27

Zimbabwe: School toilets give community a healthier future

By CARE Australia September 27, 2013 0 comments

Alyson* has taken her sanitation and hygiene knowledge from school home to her family. ©Josh Estey/CARE

CARE provides safe water, hygiene promotion and sanitation facilities to help keep children in school.

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Oct 27

Bringing clean, safe water to remote shores in PNG

By CARE Australia October 27, 2011 0 comments

By Lyrian Fleming, CARE Development Education Coordinator You know you’re headed somewhere off the beaten track when you strap on a life vest and jump in a small boat for a four hour journey across the open sea. As a somewhat nervous seafarer, I couldn’t help but look up at the skies, willing the grey clouds away. I was bound for Nissan Island, a remote coral atoll located 110 kilometers off Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. I was visiting Nissan Island to see a CARE Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project which is bringing access to clean water and toilets to the six thousand people who call this island home. The harsh irony of Nissan Island is that this beautiful coral atoll is surrounded by water as far as the eye can see, but when the rain doesn’t fall, the six thousand people who call the island home are left with nothing to drink. The communities of Nissan Island in PNG are gaining access to clean water with the installation of 123 water tanks. Image: Josh Estey/CARE This was the case during the harsh drought which struck Papua New Guinea in 1997, and during the various dry seasons since then - including last year. Hedwick, a 34-year old mother of five and subsistence farmer, is one villager who knows how tough it is to find water when the rain doesn’t fall. She used water from a rusty metal drum for her family during the last dry season, and sometimes walked over a kilometre many times a day to reach the next available water source.

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