CARE In the News: One Month After Hurricane Matthew

One month after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, Laura Sewell, a Canadian working as assistant country director for CARE Haiti, gave interviews with news outlets describing the situation amidst fears of a looming food crisis. Find the stories here: Ottawa Citizen, Radio Canada International.

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South Sudan: United we progress

In the local Lotuko language Ituba means ‘united we progress’. It is also the name chosen by a group of 30 women in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan for their one-month old village savings and loan association (VSLA). The VSLAs are a new initiative for CARE in Eastern Equatoria –but not new to CARE. VSLAs are…

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COP22 Climate Change Conference: Quotes + CARE Spokespeople Available

With the Paris Climate Change Agreement officially coming into force Nov. 4, governments will meet next week to determine how to put this landmark agreement into action. From November 7-18, officials from across the world will travel to Marrakesh, Morocco for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22). CARE will be sending a delegation for this…

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"We were so scared": Fleeing conflict in Iraq

Even before the Mosul offensive began, there were 3.3 million people internally displaced in Iraq. CARE plays a critical role supporting those who have already fled conflict in other parts of the country, notably those who escaped the Sinjar Mountains region in 2014. They took the beautiful girls, Goze* tells me from her temporary home…

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Dadaab: 5 facts about the world’s biggest refugee camp in Kenya

By Ninja Taprogge, CARE Emergency Communications Officer in Dadaab More than 275,000 refugees (UNHCR) are living in Dadaab, the biggest refugee camp in the world in Kenya. Here is what you need to know: 1. Dadaab is not a usual refugee camp, it has five sectors and is more like a small city. Established in…

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CARE finds dire humanitarian situation in previously unaffected areas of South Sudan

CARE is worried about the new spread of fighting and insecurity to the Greater Equatoria region, an area previously largely unaffected by the conflict that has engulfed the country since December 2013. CARE assessments in Imatong State (Eastern Equatoria) show largescale displacement, with many homes burnt and looted during the fighting, and attacks on civilians…

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