Archive for May 2016

Greece: Clearing Idomeni camp doesn’t end refugees’ waiting limbo

(Geneva/Athens) CARE International and its partner organization SolidarityNow ask EU member states to urgently act on their own commitments to relocate refugees from Greece to other countries in the European Union. “The EU needs to act decisively and establish an effective process to quickly relocate 46,000 people. This is the only long-term solution to alleviate…

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CARE to provide relief and recovery assistance following Sri Lanka mudslides

At least 134 people have died and more than 400,000 have been affected by the biggest landslides ever in Sri Lanka due to heavy monsoon rains. More than 300,000 people are currently sheltering in provisional camps. Among the greatest needs are clean water, food, sanitary facilities and items such as tarpaulin sheets, kitchen utensils, water…

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CARE Canada Recommendations on Canadian Government's Countries of Focus for Development Assistance

On Tuesday, May 17, CARE Canada Senior Director of International Development Santiago Alba-Corral and Advocacy and Government Relations Advisor Shaughn McArthur spoke before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on the topic of the Canadian government's countries of focus for bilateral development assistance. Watch the televised committee meeting here…

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Empowering refugees in Dadaab: Gladys’ Story

Gladys Gaba Cyrus is 42 years old. She came to Dadaab from Yei in South Sudan in 1995 after fleeing the country after she was involved in student strikes against Sharia law. Gladys is a single mother of five and her husband left her alone in the camp to return to South Sudan. Here is…

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CARE issues report on empowering women and girls in crises

Ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, CARE International has released a new report that looks at CARE's work to empower women and girls affected by crisis. Why this report? The difference in the impact of natural and man-made disasters on women, girls, men and boys can be shocking. An example is that 90% of…

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CARE Spokespeople Available at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

The world is currently witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War and an unprecedented global refugee crisis, driven in large part by major chronic conflicts. On May 23-24, CARE will join other civil society agencies and governments, including Canada, to take part in the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey. In…

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Imagine a life without water: El Niño in Madagascar

Water is something that many of us in the developed world have the luxury to take for granted. It is available, on tap, hot and cold, 24/7, any given day of the week. But in the countries of Southern Africa affected by the El Niño weather phenomenon, it is the difference between eating today or…

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