10 things you might not know about how CARE delivers aid

From camels helping deliver aid, using bees to adapt to climate change, and reaching millions of people worldwide – we dug into our archives to find a few facts you might not know about CARE’s emergency efforts… 1. Emergency response: With on-going programs in many of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, CARE has emergency response…

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Gender equality: Can you ever really go home again?

Written by Margaret Capelazo, CARE Canada’s gender advisor As Canadians, we often ask ourselves the question above when visiting a childhood hometown over the holidays. Women in northern Sri Lanka are asking themselves this as they rebuild their lives after 26 years of war. Last September, I talked with some of these women to get…

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Helping Moms and Dads Raise Healthy Babies in Ethiopia

Written by Richard Paterson, director of program management and impact, CARE Canada Better maternal and child health means working with moms. And dads. Let me give you an example from a trip I took to Ethiopia… Last fall, I visited a remote health post in the village of Gudina Muleta in the eastern highlands of…

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Kids teach a lesson in better sanitation

Poverty affects almost three-quarters of the Honduran population. This lush, tropical country – a resort destination for many vacationers – is easily one of the poorest nations in Latin America. In rural regions, conditions can be especially harsh. There are few job opportunities and access to food and clean water is sparse and expensive. Up…

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The Forgotten Girls of South Sudan

The news has been dominated by three international crises: Ebola in West Africa, ongoing conflict in Gaza and the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Yet there is one international emergency that seems to have gone missing. In the world’s youngest country of South Sudan, tens of thousands of people have been killed by…

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Nepal Earthquake: View from the ground

The following is a transcript from Santosh Sharma, CARE’s Emergency response coordinator in Nepal the morning of April 26: Right now, almost all the people in the Kathmandu Valley are outside their house because we’re still experiencing aftershocks – two of them were more than magnitude 5. People are afraid to go inside their homes.…

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Blazing the trail for better food in Ethiopia

Written by Heather Barnabe, Program Officer, CARE Canada We are very fortunate at CARE to have moments of profound inspiration. In early July, on a hot, dry day in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, I met Asha Abdurehman, a woman who will bravely blaze a trail for other women in her community, acting as a voice of…

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Nepal: ‘Is there going to be another earthquake?’

Written by Grishma Raj Aryal, CARE Nepal Communications Officer in Kathmandu The second earthquake hit this afternoon, and everybody started screaming. Everyone is afraid that there is going to be another, stronger earthquake. My nieces and nephews keep asking us, “Is there going to be another earthquake? Are we going to die?” We tell them…

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Ethiopia: Money Saved, Happiness Grown

Written by Jacquelyn Wright, Vice President of International Programs at CARE Canada How often do we think about money, whether it’s saving it, spending it, borrowing it, loaning it or investing it? I am pretty sure that is an everyday occurrence for most of us in Canada. It represents safety and security and even success…

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