CARE invited photographers Robert Fogarty and Ben Reece to Jordan to see the Syrian refugee crisis up close. Robert Fogarty is the creator of Dear World, a portrait project that began in New Orleans as photographic love notes to the city. He now uses his distinct message-on-skin-style to tell stories of subjects regardless of religion,…

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By Jessie Thomson, senior director of CARE Canada’s humanitarian assistance and emergency team A toddler. Three years old. Little shoes, red shirt, face down in the sand. Waves of an unforgiving sea that has claimed thousands this year alone. With this startling image, the international media gave a face to a refugee crisis. He is…

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By Shannon Elliot, CARE Canada After 15 minutes heading north on the Lusaka city roads out of Zambia’s capital, we turn right into the Kanyama Compound. The CARE staff truck careens over the uneven dirt road, dark red mud and rock. I am reminded that the mineral-rich and rocky formation of Zambia has played a…

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Marnie Davidson is CARE Canada’s health adviser and program manager for maternal, newborn and child health. For nearly 10 years, Marnie has been living in Ottawa and actively engaged in the field of health and development. She has a wide range of global and Canadian public health programming experience notably in the areas of HIV,…

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Written by Suzanne Charest, communications director for CARE Canada. She travelled to the Philippines to support CARE’s response to Typhoon Haiyan. A banner across the town hall building in typhoon-hit Albuera reads: “Hard pressed but not crushed, struck down but not destroyed, perplexed but not hopeless, thank you very much for your wholehearted help.” On…

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Like its neighbouring countries in East Africa, Djibouti faced a crisis due to the chronic lack of water and continued presence of Somali refugees, coupled with new arrivals and virtually no humanitarian organizations on the ground. Given CARE’s strength in humanitarian response and CARE Canada’s particular expertise in supporting refugee and host communities, CARE recently…

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The crisis in Syria is now in its fifth year and has evolved into one of the largest humanitarian crises in recent decades, destroying the homes and livelihoods of millions of Syrians. In Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, CARE employs Syrian refugee volunteers who serve the refugee community in a variety of capacities, such as hygiene…

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Written by: Dennis Amata, Information & Communications Manager, CARE Philippines “All of the houses in my village were destroyed in a snap. We nearly lost everything.” This was what Analita Garcela shared when asked about her experience when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way through Central Philippines on November 8, 2013. Analita, 47, is the…

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Written by: Dennis Amata, Information and Communications Manager, CARE Philippines It was a sunny morning in the laid-back village of Plaridel in the town of Dagami, Leyte. People started entering a small community chapel to attend CARE’s Community Risk Assessment training. Rizalyn Biong, a 28-year-old mother of three, held the microphone and started the training…

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