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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

Jan 17

Suffering in silence: 10 humanitarian crises you haven’t heard of

By CARE Australia January 17, 2017 0 comments

In 2016, we saw many news-breaking humanitarian crises. We watched the ongoing conflict in Syria, desperate refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea, and Hurricane Matthew decimating Haiti. Yet these headlines were just the tip of an ever-growing humanitarian iceberg. Underneath these more visible crises lay many more that never made it…

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Jun 20

A Decade of Displacement

By CARE Australia June 20, 2016 0 comments

While we consider the topic of asylum seekers a pressing political issue here in Australia, the truth is we receive about one half of a per cent of all the refugees in the world. By contrast, Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26 per cent of the world’s refugee population. The…

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Jun 8

Refugees Trapped in Greece

By CARE Australia June 8, 2016 0 comments

Sherine's young sons live in the overcrowded camp with 2.500 other people. ©CARE/Johan​na Mitscherli​ch

In September 2015, the EU pledged that by May this year, 20,000 asylum seekers who have been trapped in refugee camps in Greece would be relocated throughout Europe. With May now behind us, the EU has achieved less than five per cent of its goal, relocating only 979 people so far.

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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 5 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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Feb 12

Syrian newlyweds hope love can keep them warm

By CARE Australia February 12, 2016 0 comments
Noor and Amfiraz are refugees from Syria.

After marrying in their native Syria, Noor and Amfiraz fled for their lives. © CARE

Often when people meet the love of their life, they can’t wait to start their lives together. But what if soon after marrying, conflict in your homeland forced you to flee for your lives? For Noor and Amfiraz, there has been no honeymoon, only a fraught journey across the continent in search of refuge.

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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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