Archive for March 2016

Yemen: The Conflict Needs to Stop

By Theo Alexopoulos, Deputy Director of Security at CARE With war raging for a year now, Yemen has been a very unsafe and difficult place for aid workers to travel to. But I recently visited Yemen and saw how desperate the situation has become for millions of people. In Northern Yemen, I saw many longing…

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Yemen: The Forgotten War

By Daw Mohammed, CARE Country Director in Yemen On a warm night in late March 2015 at around 2am I was sleeping soundly when suddenly two deafening explosions awoke me with a jolt. The house shook and the windows rattled. I nervously ran to the window and saw the sky lit up with airstrikes and…

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CARE Canada Response to 2016 Federal Budget

[OTTAWA] The following statement is from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth: The Government of Canada’s pledges to being back on the world stage will require new approaches and investments in development and humanitarian assistance. We are encouraged by the government’s commitment in Budget 2016 to re-energize its engagement with the United Nations and…

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Girl power in India: simple changes lead to big differences

Written by Mara O’Brien James, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, CARE Canada On a recent trip to our CARE India office, I had the pleasure of sitting with a young Indian girl named Swoti. Swoti is a member of a Girls Leadership Program that CARE is running in Bihar Province and her story deeply impacted…

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CARE Canada Discusses Women, Peace and Security at House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee

On Thursday, March 10, CARE Canada Vice President of International Programs Jacquelyn Wright and Gender Advisor Margaret Capelazo spoke before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on the topic of Women, Peace and Security. Listen to audio here (external website). CARE Canada’s Key Recommendations Much has been achieved in…

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Mother finds a ‘blessing’ after the storm

Written by Dennis Amata, Information & Communications Manager, CARE Philippines Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was turned upside down when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and disrupted the family’s ability to earn…

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This surprise in Mali ‘definitely’ helped save lives

It came unexpected. And we originally thought there was something wrong. But in a country where a food shock can lead to a crisis, this surprise definitely saved lives. Mali sits in the Sahel region of West Africa and is highly prone to food shortages from the harsh climate. CARE has been working here since…

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Expanding the discussion to feed the world

By Santiago Alba Corral, Senior Director of International Development, CARE Canada Too many people around the world remain wondering when they will eat their next meal. In 2013, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrated World Food Day under the motto, “Sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition.” While these words may sound…

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