Archive for August 2016

The ripple effects of education: Ghozlan's story

August 23, 2016 Nine year-old Ghozlan and her family were forced to leave their home in Syria and came to Jordan in October 2012. The family spent two months in Zaa’tari refugee camp but were able to receive an official “bailout” after several family members encountered health problems including Ghozlan, who suffered from hepatitis. They…

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On World Humanitarian Day: CARE partners speak from inside Syria

August 19, 2016 Wael, field coordinator, Syria It is really difficult to deal with humanitarian cases, especially those dealing with disabilities caused by the war. The people need so much psychological support to help them deal with their grief and the effects of living under siege. But honestly – being able to reach such a…

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Reflections: Two Decades as a Humanitarian

CARE’s Alain Lapierre looks back on a career motivated by passion for humanitarian work Written by Alain Lapierre People often ask me what it is like to be a humanitarian worker. It’s a question I find difficult, with each mission a little bit different. However, as I sit at a critical turning point in my…

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South Sudan: We won’t give up on you

By Fred McCray, CARE Country Director in South Sudan In all my 16 years as a humanitarian aid worker, I have never seen anything like the violence that besieged Juba, South Sudan, last month. It started on a Thursday night with small-arms gunfire that I thought would end quickly. Little did I know it was…

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Yemen: Three Hundred Sixty Five Days and Still Counting

By Ram Das, Emergency Coordinator, CARE International in Yemen Three hundred and sixty five days and still counting. The war in Yemen continues. The majority of Yemenis who have no stake in the war continue to suffer. Yet, they have an unwavering hope that things will be better tomorrow. Some of these brave hearts are…

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Yemen: Humanitarian Agencies Condemn Attack on MSF Hospital

Oxfam, CARE, Handicap International, Mercy Corps, Intersos and Save the Children condemn the Saudi-led coalition airstrike today on a hospital supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Abs, in Hajja governorate. The six agencies call for an independent investigation on this attack, the fourth of its kind on an MSF-supported facility in Yemen in less…

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Closure of Yemen’s Main Airport Puts Millions of People at Risk

Twelve aid agencies today called on the Saudi-led coalition to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace in order to allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International, and to allow humanitarian flights to resume. A spokesperson on behalf of the agencies said: “The closure of Yemen’s main airport, which serves much of the…

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El Niño Drought Crisis in Mozambique: Women and Girls at Greatest Risk

(Maputo, Mozambique) – An estimated 87,000 pregnant and lactating women affected by the current drought in Mozambique are in urgent need of nutritional assistance, warns the international humanitarian organisation CARE. “We need to make sure that this drought does not continue to put women and girls at greatest risk. El Niño turns the already dire…

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Searching for safety in Niger: Halima’s Story

Halima prods my knee to make sure I’m paying attention. “We people from Bosso are warriors, we’re famous for that. We never flee. We’ve been attacked many times and we never fled. But the June 3rd was different. And now here we are.” The 41-year-old mother of six starts bustling around. My colleague grins after…

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