Archive for April 2016

Malawi: Living off food aid

By Lucy Beck/CARE In Ntcheu district in southern Malawi, men and women line up for a month’s ration of food. Ncheu is one of the worst affected districts in the country. Already in 2015, nearly 3 million people in Malawi were in need of food aid. After a second consecutive dry season, the President of…

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Malawi drought: the cycle of hunger and poverty

Rose squats down and scrubs her cooking pot. The pots have never looked this clean now that she finds she has so much extra time on her hands. Like many in Malawi, she has been affected by the recent drought which has caused crops to fail across the country. “I usually provide for my family…

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5 Ways CARE helps moms (and babies) around the world

1. We get nutty! Your support helps to provide access to healthy food and extra food to pregnant women, breastfeeding moms and young children. CARE distributes nutritional supplements like Plumpy Nut and Plumpy Sup – a high protein, high-carb food to help pregnant women and their young children make up nutrients they may be lacking.…

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One year after Nepal earthquake: Urgent need to accelerate reconstruction

One year after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 reconstruction efforts need to be accelerated, urges international humanitarian organization CARE Canada. The majority of people who lost their homes still live in temporary shelters and many have not regained their livelihoods. “The earthquake was a natural disaster of a massive scale…

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Malawi: The last meal

By Lucy Beck/CARE April is traditionally harvest season in Malawi’s southern province of Nsanje. However, this year after a second consecutive season of no rains and scorching heat, the majority of crops have died. Malawian farmers rely overwhelmingly on maize (pictured above) as their staple crop for consumption and sale, but with effects of the…

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Earthquake Strikes in Ecuador: Full Impact of Damage Still Unclear

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday killing nearly 300 people and injuring hundreds more. CARE’s emergency teams in Ecuador are assessing the damage caused by the massive earthquake. Additional experts on water, sanitation and shelter are on standby and ready to be deployed to the disaster zone. The death toll from Saturday’s…

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Powerful Earthquake Hits Ecuador

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday. According to initial government and media records, 77 people might be dead and hundreds more injured. CARE’s humanitarian workers on the ground in Ecuador are on high alert and are assessing the situation. CARE has worked in Ecuador since 1962. CARE’s past work in Ecuador has…

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Life moves on: One year after the Nepal earthquake

On April 25, 2015 a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck central Nepal causing widespread destruction. It was followed by a number of aftershocks and then a second 7.3 magnitude quake on May 12, 2015, which resulted in even more casualities and greater damage. CARE is working in four of the worst…

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Nepal: Providing quality care after the earthquake

Amrita Giri, a 25 year-old woman from Gorkha, was pregnant with her second child when she visited the Palungtar birthing center supported by CARE Nepal. Amrita was nervous to visit the birthing center as she was aware that the health facility was damaged by the Nepal earthquake last year. The Palungtar Health post is centrally…

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Martha’s Choice

Grappling with his breath on the hospital bed, Martha's tiny baby, one month old, is very sick. This is his second day at the Mankein Primary Health Care Centre. His mother, Martha, isn’t just worried about him. She worries about the three other children she has left at home… Martha lives in a village called…

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