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CARE Mobile Health Teams to Provide Care for Pregnant Women and Vulnerable Families in Gaza

CARE and its partners are preparing to provide emergency mobile health teams to serve people affected by the violence in Gaza. Needs are particularly high for pregnant women and for those who can’t travel to hospitals or medical clinics.

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CARE Canada Concerned About Escalating Violence in Gaza and Israel

CARE West Bank/Gaza has temporarily suspended its regular work in Gaza and is coordinating with its partners on the ground to provide emergency assistance to the affected population when the security situation allows. 

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HUMANITARIAN COALITION: South Sudan Needs Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the Humanitarian Coalition is extremely concerned by the rapidly rising demand for emergency assistance as well as the shortfall in funding required to address the needs of the most vulnerable.

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Hungry for Peace: Conflict in South Sudan Taking Big Toll on Most Vulnerable

“In some places where we are going to distribute seed and farm tools so people can plant food crops, we have to figure out how to feed people first because they are too weak to work the land.”

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CARE Staff Swing Into Action at UN Compound’s Clinic

“During the fighting it was really intense, but we put on protective gear and we kept on working."

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CARE Marks World Refugee Day

To mark World Refugee Day, CARE Canada is joining the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) at a public event held today at Ottawa City Hall. Presided by Mayor Jim Watson, the program starts at 9:00 and will include participants ...

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Dear World: The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

CARE invited photographers Robert Fogarty and Ben Reece to Jordan to see the Syrian refugee crisis up close. The team asked refugees to write their “message to the world” and then photographed them.

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Meet a CARE Expert: Jessie Thomson

Jessie Thomson is the director of CARE Canada’s humanitarian assistance and emergency team. We asked her a few questions about her work at CARE.

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"Don't Lose Hope"

Refugee schoolchildren in Dadaab, Kenya have a special message for Syrian refugees: You are not alone.

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CARE Canada Takes Leadership Role at UNHCR-NGO Consultations

CARE Canada is proud to be representing the global NGO community at the 2014 UN Refugee Agency and non-governmental organization consultations taking place this week in Geneva.

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CARE Deeply Concerned about Humanitarian Impact from Crisis in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are currently fleeing the fighting and are in need of urgent assistance and protection.  As the violence continues many may seek refuge in neighbouring countries, adding to the pressure of the regional ...

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CARE Is at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

 CARE's high-level delegation is at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (London, UK, June 10-13).More than 140 countries have endorsed the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence – and now it is time to act. ...

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CARE Releases Comprehensive Report on Gender-Based Violence

For almost 20 years, international aid organisation CARE has addressed the causes of gender-based violence and its effect on survivors in both conflict and stable development settings. A new report, Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide ...

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CARE Calls for Inclusion of MNCH in Official Development Assistance Accountability Act

(This Op-Ed was originally published in Embassy Newspaper on June 4, 2014) Saving Lives: The Steep Climb to the CotBy Gillian BarthCEO, PresidentCARE Canada After reaching the summit, the only way is down. Or is it? Last week’s ...

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Seeing a Difference: Improving Maternal Health in Tanzania

A few short snippets we are happy to share from women and men seeing a difference from our TABASAM maternal and child health project in Tanzania.

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Helping Moms and Dads Raise Healthy Babies in Ethiopia

Better maternal and child health means working with moms. And dads.

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CARE Report: “The Girl Has No Rights”: Gender-based Violence in South Sudan

Prior to December, gender-based violence was a widespread concern in South Sudan. Now it is a crisis.

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Building a Healthier Community in Tanzania

Saidi Kidatula is an agent of change in his community and he wants others to join him. He says that to achieve a healthier community, people need to learn about maternal health.

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Rebuilding from Haiyan: A Labour of Love

Thanks to the support of CARE and its local partners in the Philippines, Nenita and Nicolas hope to have their home completed in a few weeks.

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Education: The first step to improve maternal health

Being a mother herself, Regina says there is still much to do to educate women and girls about maternal and child care. Hence, she joined CARE Canada’s Tabora Adolescent and Safe Motherhood (TABASAM) project with one goal in mind...

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Meet a CARE Canada Expert: Marnie Davidson

Marnie Davidson is CARE Canada’s health advisor and program manager for maternal, newborn and child health. We asked her a few questions about her work at CARE.

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Mothers Matter

The situation for mothers in Tanzania is harrowing—nearly one mother dies every hour from birth-related complications. Even the most basic medical care is hard to come by. Health clinics are scarce. Distances are long. And doctors and nurses are ...

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STATEMENT: NGOs Condemn Attacks on Civilians in South Sudan

“We strongly condemn all attacks that have taken place against civilians during this conflict, most recently at the UN peacekeeping base in Bor on April 17th and in the town of Bentiu on April 15-18.” 

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A story of survival – times three!

When Kundi became pregnant, her mother prescribed traditional herbs. That was the only care she received until her neighbours advised her to attend the local health clinic. Thankfully, CARE had trained health workers in Myulu so Kundi’s ...

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CARE Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh

On first anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, CARE honours victims with continued commitment to worker safety and empowerment.

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Blog: Hidden Lives and the Struggle to Survive

"We in the international community cannot allow the youth and children of Syria to become a lost generation, raised in poverty without opportunities."

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Urban Syrian refugees struggle to make ends meet in Jordan

Half a million Syrian refugees in urban areas in Jordan are struggling more than ever to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for their children, a new CARE study has found.

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CARE Canada welcomes the release of James Kiarie Gichuhi

CARE Canada today welcomes the release of James Kiarie Gichuhi after almost three years of captivity.

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Displaced in South Sudan at the Breaking Point

When the rains start in earnest in just a matter of weeks, the situation in South Sudan will go from very bad to much worse.

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CARE marks 20 years since Rwanda genocide

The month of April marks 20 years since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. CARE pauses to remember the thousands of lives that were lost and honor those who were taken away too soon and too tragically.

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A pleasant surprise at a community water project

A great lesson in sustainable development at a CARE water project in Zambia.

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Three Years of Crisis in Syria

It is with immense sorrow and concern that the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies note the three-year mark of the conflict in Syria.

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Closing the gender gap

An op-ed by CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth

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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Walking In Her Shoes!

  CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes challenge is back. Register today!

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CARE Warns: South Sudan crisis poised to grow much worse

(Juba, South Sudan, February 17, 2014)  The crisis endured by the people of South Sudan for the past two months will get a lot worse unless relief organizations are able to deliver supplies before they are cut off by the approaching rainy ...

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CARE Canada to host gala screening of Girl Rising

 CARE Canada and its I Am Powerful Ottawa Council today announce a Gala Screening of the extraordinary documentary Girl Rising to take place the evening of Monday, February 24 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The film, narrated ...

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CARE Canada's hope for the federal budget

 Along with the rest of Canada’s international aid community, CARE Canada awaits with anticipation the federal budget to be presented by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on February 11, 2014. Many will see the size of the official development ...

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CARE Canada Announces Three New Board Members

CARE Canada is pleased to welcome three new members to its board of directors: Diane Joly, Senior Manager – Risk Management at accounting firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Douglas R. Stollery, general counsel of PCL Constructors Inc., and ...

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EDC renews partnership with CARE after five successful years

Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s leading provider of trade financing and insurance, today announced that it has renewed its community investment partnership with CARE Canada for another three years. The announcement was made on the fifth ...

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Blog: After a long time away, can you ever really go home again?

 CARE’s Margaret Capelazo recently travelled to Sri Lanka to assess how our programming can meet the needs of local women seeking to rebuild their lives following years of civil war.

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CARE International Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Nelson Mandela – a man whose life has been a beacon of hope for millions of poor and oppressed people around the world."

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CARE Holiday Help: The top five tech-gadgets for giving this holiday season!

In other parts of the world, technology means different things. And a simple “gadget” like a water pump or a bicycle can mean a whole new life for a girl, a woman or an entire community.

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Shelter from the Storm

CARE delivers Government of Canada-donated shelter kits to residents of Albuera, which was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. 

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Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, give back with Giving Tuesday

With advertisers encouraging a rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending, CARE Canada is calling on Canadians to give back with Giving Tuesday.

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A subscription for change!

For a monthly gift of $15, your loved one can be a CARE Agent of Change. Your giftee will receive updates on our work and learn how women and girls can empower themselves and entire communities to defend dignity and fight poverty!

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Blog: Hope amidst the chaos

When Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, Lourdes Hermilda had been with her husband and two children, counting down the days until the birth of their new baby...

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Humanitarian Coalition Launches Appeal for Typhoon Haiyan

Today, the Humanitarian Coalition is launching a national joint appeal to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. It is with heavy hearts that we receive reports of deaths, injuries, and extensive damage caused to people's homes and livelihoods.

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Government of Canada will match gifts in support of CARE Canada's response to Typhoon Haiyan

 CARE and its partners are responding to the needs of families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan which has torn a path across central Philippines, affecting an estimated 10 million people.

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Blog: Don’t stress over last-minute gifts, CARE has some perfect ideas for you

This year, CARE is encouraging Canadians to find “the perfect gift” from the comfort of their own homes, by checking out our new gift catalogue. Each gift is inspired by items our team uses to fight poverty worldwide.

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CARE gifts: Give empowerment this holiday season, no mall required

This year, CARE Canada is making it easy to give the perfect gift – no mall required. A CARE gift will empower women and girls around the world to be healthy, educated and able to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

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