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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 11

Cyclone Winston: A reminder the poor pay the price for climate-change inaction

By CARE Australia August 11, 2016 0 comments

As we mark six months since Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, CARE Australia’s Emergency Response Manager Adam Poulter reflects on the pattern of severe storms that is becoming the new normal. We have crossed the threshold. Gone are the days when catastrophic cyclones were a once in a lifetime event. A…

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Aug 3

Going further for health in Bolivia – Hartmann Group

By CARE Australia August 3, 2016 0 comments

Fernando Sepulveda during his CARE/Hartmann project in Bolivia

CARE and the Hartmann Group have begun a multi-year partnership that will focus on improving access to healthcare and providing health education in some of the world’s poorest communities. In April, Fernando Sepulevda, along with two colleagues from the Hartmann Group, spent ten days helping to build a health centre…

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Aug 2

Far below what Australians find acceptable (or imaginable?)

By CARE Australia August 2, 2016 0 comments

© Josh Estey/CARE

When I worked on the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness – five years ago and a world away– I advocated for the Australian aid objective to be articulated in such a way that it emphasised that Australian aid was there to help those who lived in unacceptably bad conditions. The Review…

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May 9

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

By CARE Australia May 9, 2016 4 comments
CARE warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment. 

©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

When Fatimah*, 16, reached a refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing Syria, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: advocating for education and against child marriage amongst Syrian Refugees.

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Jun 17

A Safe Space For Syrian Refugees

By CARE Australia June 17, 2015 0 comments
Syrian refugees

“Refugees in the camp trust CARE and our services. The refugees themselves are involved into the decision making process in the camp,” says Wael Ata, Community Development Assistant.

More than 3.8 million Syrians have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Today for World Refugee Day, we acknowledge the need for safe spaces for the those most at risk: women and girls.

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Jun 11

Hope, not hopeless: a future for South Sudan

By CARE Australia June 11, 2015 0 comments

"Throughout this crisis, the people of South Sudan have shown extraordinary resilience and dignity. They continue to hope for a better future, and we must not disappoint that hope," says CARE's Secretary General and CEO, Dr. Wolfgang Jamann. Photo: © Josh Estey/CARE

CARE's Secretary General and CEO, Dr. Wolfgang Jamann, believes that we must take a long view for South Sudan's future to ensure hopes are realised.

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Mar 16

Cyclone Pam: CARE deeply concerned about impact on remote islands

By CARE Australia March 16, 2015 2 comments
Vanuatu, Damaged boats and dense debris

Vanuatu, Damaged boats and dense debris, Photo CARE, Ingha Mephan

Country team to distribute relief supplies, international experts have arrived to support response. Three days after Cyclone Pam devastated the island state of Vanuatu, many remote communities remain isolated and cut off from communications. ‘We are extremely concerned about the Southern Islands of Erromango, Tanna, Aniwa and Futuna as these were…

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Dec 4

Girls’ education in Afghanistan: Why engaging men and boys is crucial for building community support

By CARE Australia December 4, 2014 1 comment

Wahida is a grade 3 teacher at a school in Afghanistan. 'I always wanted to be a teacher and I believe that it is very important for women to be educated and to have the same advantages as men in our communities. It is only through being educated that we can get rid of war in country and have peace. Educated people don't want war – they want to live peacefully and improve their lives." ©Kate Holt/CARE

CARE has helped more than 120,000 students in Afghanistan – 80,000 of them girls – get an education.

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