Archive for November 2016

Quotes from CARE Partner in Eastern Aleppo

The following quotes were gathered from inside eastern Aleppo from a CARE partner agency. On the 11,000* displaced persons who have fled to other neighborhoods, 25-28 Nov.: “A lot of people are arriving in my neighborhood, leaving everything behind. People fear being detained. “Residents and the local committees are helping house the displaced families. But…

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“I want these voices to be heard”: One Syrian teen refuses to stop dreaming

By Mary Kate MacIsaac, Communications Coordinator, Regional Syria Response, CARE International Growing up, Ayat had much in common with her father – strong opinions and a desire to share them. Having just completed her final year of high school, she hopes to attend university, but with a lack of financial resources, it remains only a…

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World Toilet Day: “They call me the latrine guy”

Osama AlGhssen is a civil engineer working with a CARE partner in southern Syria, where CARE is the only provider of latrines, building over 270 latrines for more than 5,000 displaced Syrians. Before the war, Syria was a middle-income country with functioning schools, hospitals, industry. Communities were connected to public water supplies and sewage systems.…

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Dadaab: CARE welcomes news of a postponed deadline for closure

CARE International in Kenya is welcoming the announcement of the Kenyan government to postpone the closure of the Dadaab refugee camps. “There are still more than 275,000 refugees living in the world’s largest camp. Many are afraid to return to their home country, given insecurity in Somalia,” says Country Director Bogdan Dumitru. “We are relieved…

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Joint Statement on One Month of Military Operations to Retake Mosul

(Baghdad, 17 November 2016): Today marks one month of intensified military operations to retake the city of Mosul. With tens of thousands of families in newly retaken areas urgently requiring life-saving assistance, the humanitarian community in Iraq faces a massive scope of need. These latest developments further exacerbate a humanitarian crisis in a country where…

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How to feed the world – one farmer at a time

By Pierre Kadet, CARE Canada’s Senior Manager, Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change Some of my most vivid memories from my childhood in Senegal are being on our family farm. I quickly learned that food is one of the building blocks of life and well-being, and that it is the farmer that is ultimately…

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CARE Dispatches: Escalating Need In Mosul

Written by Sam Bolitho, a member of CARE’s emergency response team in Northern Iraq “They took the beautiful girls,” Goze tells me from her temporary home in a camp in northern Iraq. It soon becomes clear what she was alluding to: the women were raped, their husbands killed. This is the brutal reality of life…

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Dreams become reality in Côte d’Ivoire: Thérèse’s story

Thérèse Gbe sell beverages from her home in Man, Côte d’Ivoire. She belongs to a savings group as part of CARE's POWER Africa project and she plans to use her share of the savings to invest in other merchandise to sell alongside the drinks. Her business has enabled her to pay her children's school fees…

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