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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 9

El Nino: Crisis on our doorstep

By CARE Australia November 9, 2015 0 comments
A man holds up a meagre crop harvest in Papua New Guinea,

Communities in Papua New Guinea and other Pacific nations are facing food shortages due to El Nino. © CARE

Financial aid from the Australian Government to help some of our closest neighbours mitigate the effects of El Nino has been welcomed. $9 million has been pledged to Pacific countries facing food and water shortages including Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. However, continued assistance will be needed.

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Oct 12

OPINION: Empowered women, hopeful future

By CARE Australia October 12, 2015 0 comments
Women's Empowerment Ambassador Gail Kelly with CARE Australia CEO Julia Newton-Howes and Program Director for CARE Vanuatu Inga Mepham.

Women's Empowerment Ambassador Gail Kelly (left) with CARE Australia CEO Julia Newton-Howes (centre) and Program Director for CARE Vanuatu Inga Mepham (right). © CARE

Earlier this year former Westpac CEO and current CARE Women’s Empowerment Ambassador Gail Kelly visited some of our projects supporting women and girls in Vanuatu. Here, she recalls how meeting a young woman named Lily helped cement her belief that a better tomorrow begins with empowering women today.

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Jul 30

Julia Newton-Howes: Visiting Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam

By CARE Australia July 30, 2015 0 comments
Julia Newton-Howes and Gail Kelly in Vanuatu

CARE Australia CEO Dr Julia Newton-Howes (left) and former Westpac CEO and current Women's Empowerment Ambassador Gail Kelly (right) with a project participant in Vanuatu. © CARE/Philippe Metois

In early July, CARE CEO Dr Julia Newton-Howes visited some of our programs in Vanuatu including areas recently affected by Cyclone Pam. Here she recounts the heartbreak and hope she witnessed firsthand.

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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…

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Mar 11

CARE on alert as Cyclone Pam moves closer to Vanuatu

By CARE Australia March 11, 2015 2 comments

A map from the Vanuatu Meteorological Services showing the forecast path of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

CARE is on high alert in Vanuatu as Tropical Cyclone Pam tracks towards the capital of Port Vila, with strong winds already being felt across the nation’s northern islands.

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