5 Ways CARE Helps to Prevent a Food Crisis

We know the climate is changing. We’ve also seen shifting weather patterns create overwhelming results. For a family that is already struggling, drought or an extra-long lean season with food shortages can be devastating. So how does CARE help prevent such a food shock from becoming a full-blown crisis? Here are five ways: 1.The right…

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A letter to my daughter on International Women's Day

What would you say to your daughter on International Women’s Day? In South Sudan, CARE International’s Rose Ejuru wrote this letter to her daughter Desire Caroline that we are happy to share with you. 8 March 2015Mayom County,Unity State, South Sudan My dearest Desire Caroline, Happy International Women’s Day. You are only two years old…

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CARE Marks World Refugee Day: We’re really not that different

Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night, being told to pack a small bag with only essential items, and leaving the home you’ve always known, the job you’ve gone to every day. How would you feel? Scared? Uncertain? Vulnerable? Chances are you’d be feeling these and many more emotions. The over 3.9…

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We’re global citizens now more than ever

Sylvie Madely, CARE Canada’s Vice President of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications (in above photo), travelled to Ethiopia in late 2014 with Douglas Stollery, the co-chair of our Canadians Care campaign. Together, they visited CARE Canada’s maternal and child health and food and nutrition projects funded by the Government of Canada and our wonderful donors. We…

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Syria crisis: Progress is positive, but refugees can’t be forgotten

Written by Kadry Furany, Vice President of International Operations for CARE Canada. He travelled to Jordan in late September 2013 to visit CARE’s projects supporting Syrian refugees. Achievements made at the UN Security Council regarding Syria’s chemical weapons have been described in the media as a “major breakthrough” in the overall context of the war.…

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Humanitarians risk their lives for a better world

By Jessie Thomson, director of CARE Canada’s humanitarian assistance and emergency team (HAET) One of the most inspiring people I have ever met is a professor named Dr. Gil Loescher. Not your typical academic, his commitment to going out in the field to meet and write about refugees long-forgotten greatly influenced my work. Today is…

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Life-saving CARE Packages arrive in Nepal

“Almost everyone has slept outside and they are creating temporary shelters with what they have. I am seeing women and children suffering a lot … they are living outside their homes and fear going inside. In some places there is no electricity, and soon there could be a scarcity of water. People have been pooling…

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Syrian refugee crisis: What would you take with you?

If war showed up at your doorstep and you had only a few moments to escape with your life, what would you take with you? Clothes for you and your children? Keepsakes? The medicine you need to stay alive? Millions of Syrians have fled the brutal fighting that has engulfed their country since 2011. The…

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My foodie tour of the West Bank and Gaza

Written by Maxime Michel, a Program Manager with CARE Canada’s Humanitarian Assistance and Emergencies Team (HAET) I’m standing across from tables full of pastries, honey, cheeses, and olive oil. People hurry to buy the handmade soap before it runs out; vendors restock theirs display tables to show off their delicacies. No, I’m not at a…

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