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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

Feb 16

Timor Leste preparing for worsening El Nino

By CARE Australia February 16, 2016 0 comments
A girl stands amongst dry crops in Timor Leste.

Pacific countries are amongst some of those worst impacted by El Nino. © Josh Estey/CARE

El Nino effects continue to delay and disrupt the vital annual wet season in Timor Leste. In a country where 41 per cent of the total population lives below the international poverty line, the impact will be felt throughout 2016.

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Oct 14

Three meals a day in Timor-Leste

By CARE Australia October 14, 2015 0 comments

Judith and her family used to face extreme hunger. ©Tom Greenwood/CARE

Here's some food for thought for World Food Day this Friday 16 October: 795 million people around the world do not have enough to eat. That's why CARE is working with communities like Judith's in Timor Leste to help bring this number down to zero.

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May 5

Timor-Leste: A young mother’s struggles and hopes

By CARE Australia May 5, 2015 0 comments

"My hope is to be able to produce more vegetables, and start a business selling them." ~ Laura, 28-year-old mother of four (Photo: ©Josh Estey/CARE)

28-year-old Laura lives in a small village in Timor-Leste. Her life has not been easy, and you can sense the weariness on her face and in her voice when she reflects on earlier times. Laura shares her home with 12 people, including her husband and their four children. In order…

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May 27

Magazine helping tackle illiteracy in Timor-Leste

By CARE Australia May 27, 2014 1 comment

School children in Timor-Leste read their copies of CARE's educational magazine Lafaek, which is the only publication in the country that uses the national language Tetun. ©Jane Dempster/CARE

CARE is producing educational magazines and radio broadcasts to help communities with literacy, numeracy and life skills.

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May 13

Timor-Leste: Juvita’s healthy boys

By CARE Australia May 13, 2014 0 comments

Juvita places seven-month-old Julio into a sling to be weighed at a CARE-supported health post. Her children are regularly weighed and measured to check for signs of malnutrition. ©Josh Estey/CARE

CARE-trained community volunteers are helping to prevent malnutrition, providing vital maternal and child health services in Timor-Leste.

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May 6

Celebrating mothers around the world

By CARE Australia May 6, 2014 0 comments

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world! This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the millions of amazing mothers CARE is supporting, who are helping their families and communities overcome poverty. Palmira Sanches won an award for being a role model parent in one of CARE’s education projects in Timor-Leste.

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