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Archive for February 2016

Serving tea in South Sudan: Mary’s story

By Mawa Seme, Program Officer, CARE South Sudan The sun is scorching hot, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius in the town of Pagak, Upper Nile State in South Sudan. A crowd of women and men is patiently waiting to be served the traditional South Sudanese spiced tea and coffee common to the area. In…

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Five reasons we should all care about gender equality

At a refugees camp in Bangladesh. Josh Estey/CARE

Women are often the face of poverty in the developing world. They are also the key to overcoming it. Want to find out how gender equality breaks the cycle of poverty? Here are five great reasons why we should all get behind empowering women and girls: Learn more about why CARE focuses on women and…

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A mother’s anguish: Rita’s story

When the first earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, 25 year-old Rita dug out her one month old newborn from the rubble but was not able to save her 4 year-old daughter. Today Rita lives out of her plastic greenhouse where her family dries nettles. Her village was higher up, making it more susceptible to…

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El Niño: Ethiopian families on the brink

In the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest. The El Niño weather system has caused an extreme drought in Ethiopia. Crops have failed completely in large areas of…

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Yemen crisis: Risking your life for water

By Lucy Beck, Emergency Response Specialist at CARE Even before the conflict started, collecting water was a risky business. Most water points in the area consist of little more than open wells and it was not uncommon that women or children would fall down them while trying to collect water, injuring themselves, or even worse,…

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Yemen crisis: Katiba’s story

Despite the constant bombings, fighting, hunger and other difficulties, most Yemenis continue to stay in their homeland. Just over 170,000 of the estimated 22 million in dire humanitarian situations have fled to neighbouring countries. The vast majority stay on in their towns and villages, or have been forced to move to other parts of the…

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El Niño drought: Kimiya’s story

The El Niño weather system has caused an extreme drought in Ethiopia. Crops have failed completely in large areas of the country, and more than 10 million people depend on food assistance from the government and aid agencies like CARE. Kimiya Amedu is one of them. Kimiya is a 26 year-old mother of two and…

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Catastrophic Cyclone Winston tearing through Fiji, CARE ready to respond

CARE is ready to respond to severe Tropical Cyclone Winston after the storm was upgraded to category five, triggering evacuations across Fiji’s main island Viti-Levu. The storm, believed to be one of the largest in the country’s history, is packing winds of up to 220 kilometres per hour and is expected to cause flash flooding…

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Seeing a Difference: Improving Maternal Health in Tanzania

As part of our efforts to better understand the impact of our projects, CARE’s monitoring and evaluation teams regularly interview various community members. Below are 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. Saidi Kidatula A husband…

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