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Archive for June 2016

Teaching the way to a healthier future in Zambia

By Marnie Davidson, International Development and Global Health Program Manager for CARE Canada Give a person a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime. Susan Chama is the embodiment this mantra – and she’s spreading knowledge beyond herself to her entire community…

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Niger: Civilians Caught in the Crossfire and Left Behind

Two of the largest attacks in the history of the current conflict in Niger killed unknown numbers of civilians and displaced over 40,000 people on 19 May and 3 June. Three weeks later, families continue to live in the open, under trees, without adequate access to basic life-saving assistance. The rains have started and children…

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Ethiopia drought: Stories of survival

One of the strongest El Niño cycles in recorded history has caused drought and flooding around the world. In Ethiopia, many crops have failed, forcing more than 10 million people into a food crisis. For some, what seed was saved to be planted had to be eaten. In this strikingly beautiful mountainous region in Eastern…

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CARE Joins National Campaign to Highlight the World’s 60 Million Displaced

CARE Canada is pleased to join Canadian international agencies to raise awareness and critical funds to help the world’s 60 million displaced people. Running from June 6 until World Refugee Day, June 20, CARE will join Humanitarian Coalition members and other key partners for the first ever joint World Refugee Day campaign in Canada. The…

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CARE: Five Months Could be Too Short to Fully Protect Rights of Dadaab Refugees

(Nairobi) – As the Government of Kenya announces its intention to close the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab in November, international humanitarian organization CARE says more time could be needed to protect refugee rights. In May, the Government of Kenya announced that it has disbanded its Department of Refugee Affairs. Last week, government officials…

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