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Archive for January 2016

Prayers are all we can afford

By Mahmoud Shabeeb, Regional Communications Officer, CARE’s Syria response. “We were lucky not to lose Yaman*,” says Mayyada* of her eldest son. “He was taking care of his grandfather when a bomb fell next to the room where he had just stepped, destroying the ceiling and walls next door. It was a matter of seconds.…

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“Everything has changed”

People in north-eastern Ethiopia say they have never experienced conditions as extreme as the current drought caused by El Niño. “Sixteen of my cows have died. It won’t be long before the others go too. Unless God does something to stop it, I will soon follow myself” says Halima Galeli, a single mother of five.…

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Friendship in the face of war

Rania, 36, Hana, 32, and Ghosoun, 41, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings. Now their daily conversations revolve around sharing news of the latest casualties of loved ones back in Syria and…

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Aid agencies: One-off aid convoys won’t save starving Syrians

International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have been dying of starvation. Aid is also today being delivered to other besieged areas including Fua’a and Kafraya. Agencies warned however that only a complete end to…

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CARE Canada Welcomes Extension of Syria Matching Fund

(OTTAWA) CARE Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision to extend the financial match for donations towards registered Canadian charities responding to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. “It is truly heartening to see Canadians open their doors to help Syrian refugees arriving in Canada,” says CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth. “At the same…

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