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Archive for July 2016

Yemen: Making art out of war

By Holly Frew, Emergency Communications Manager Twenty-six-year-old Roqaia proudly shows one of the first piece of stained glass she ever painted. It depicts a woman playing the violin. “This is my favorite piece,” she said. “I painted it not long after the airstrikes started. This woman playing the violin symbolizes that in spite of war,…

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South Sudan: Violence Fuels Humanitarian Crisis

Warring parties, international community and UN peacekeeping force must do more to protect civilians and aid agencies Juba, 28 July, 2016 – South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and…

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Aid workers in South Sudan: “Who will treat us when you leave?”

By Loice Mukabane, Health and Nutrition Manager, CARE South Sudan “We pray to God to have peace. We don’t want the humanitarian workers, who have come to help us to run away because of the war,” says Angelina who recently came for a prenatal visit to one of our CARE health facilities in South Sudan.…

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Fleeing Syria: Batoul’s story from Serbia

by Hala Youssef In February 2016, Batoul packed a bag, carried her four-month-old baby, and headed into the unknown all by herself. She travelled thousands of kilometres and faced many obstacles until she reached Serbia in June later that year. Batoul is 18 years old. Before February, she had hardly left her house, let alone…

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Syria Crisis: CARE Statement on Aleppo Besiegement

In the Syrian governorate of Aleppo, the Castello Road, which is the main access point for food, humanitarian assistance, and fuel for ambulances and hospitals in the city, has been entirely severed. One of CARE’s implementing partners delivering aid in Aleppo has confirmed that attempts to continue delivery of assistance has been seriously affected by…

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South Sudan: Zeieya’s story

Zeieya was born on the Friday just before Independence Day in South Sudan on July 9, 2011. Her name means “when a new era comes in” and she was named to commemorate the independence of her country. What is her life like now, five years after independence? She and her family only returned to their…

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Yemen: Love Wins

By Holly Frew, CARE Emergency Communications Manager The summer is often considered the wedding season for many in Canada. Imagine though, planning a wedding in the midst of a war zone. “We were planning to get married in May of 2015, but then the war exploded two months before our wedding date,” said Hana Al-Showafi,…

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CARE Response to Outbreak of Violence in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan— As South Sudan marked five years of independence, the peace process seemingly collapsed with outbreak of violence in the capital city of Juba that quickly spread to areas surrounding the city. In order to avoid complete fallout of the country and further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis, CARE calls on the warring parties…

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