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Archive for September 2016

Northern Iraq: CARE Prepares for Mass Displacement from Mosul

Approximately 46,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women could be affected by military offensive towards Mosul As increased military action turns towards the Iraqi city of Mosul, CARE warns that over 46,000[1] pregnant and breastfeeding women could be affected by fighting, with many of them forced to flee under extreme risks. According to the United Nations, a…

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Updates from CARE Staff on Deadly Attack Against Aid Convoys in Syria

A truck convoy delivering humanitarian relief supplies was attacked overnight near Aleppo, Syria. The following statements come to us from our humanitarian relief partner in Syria and a CARE manager based in nearby Turkey. “We were gathering information from Aleppo and Idleb on the ceasefire and the aid convoys expected to arrive, yesterday before the…

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CARE Canada Statement after President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

CARE Canada welcomes the achievement of the objectives set out for President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees. The 30 per cent increase in humanitarian aid, the doubling of permanent resettlement, and the pledges to expand access to education, work and health services will help some refugees live more self-reliant and dignified lives. However, today’s commitments,…

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CARE Canada Statement In Response to New York Refugee Declaration

The following statement is from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth: CARE welcomes efforts of UN member states to highlight the specific needs of refugees and migrants and we are inspired by the Government of Canada’s leadership on these important issues. The Prime Minister’s announcement of a 10 per cent increase in humanitarian aid…

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Joint Statement on Women and Girls towards the Global Refugee and Migrant Summits, September 2016

This joint statement, signed by 42 grassroots women-led civil society organisations, human rights and humanitarian agencies, including CARE International, outlines recommendations for commitments by states attending the Global Refugee and Migrant Summits, to ensure the protection and safety of refugee women and girls. Joint statement (English) – download PDF Déclaration conjointe (français) – download PDF…

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Syria Cessation of Hostilities Welcome: Humanitarian Aid Desperately Needed

A statement from 97 Syrian, regional and international humanitarian and human rights organizations on Syria’s Cessation of Hostilities This week’s cessation of hostilities agreement negotiated by Russia and the US could be an important and welcome step forward for the future of Syria. Countless lives are saved each day this cessation holds. Now that Russia…

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CARE Canada Virtual Media Briefing: Canada’s Opportunity for Refugees

On September 19th and 20th, world leaders will gather in New York for two major summits on the global refugee crisis. The first will focus on the large movements of refugees and migration within the context of the UN General Assembly, and the next day President Obama will host a summit at which world leaders…

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