The following statement was shared by CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth: It is with great sadness to share the news that long-time humanitarian Alain Lapierre has died. He peacefully passed away on the morning of December 25 after a year-long struggle with cancer. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and…

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There is no question about it – the past twelve months have seen their fair share of crises and uncertainties… As the Syrian refugee crisis heightens to unfathomable proportions, a besieged Aleppo has been reduced to rubble. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed and thousands more remain caught in the cross-fire. CARE is…

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CARE welcomes the announcement of a new ceasefire in Aleppo this morning. For the sake of the civilians, we ask the parties to make sure that this ceasefire lasts for much longer than just a few hours. There have been many disappointments over promises made during the past few days and weeks. Parties to the…

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Three years after conflict broke out in South Sudan on December 15, the country is on the brink of famine with people barely surviving on minuscule resources, warns aid agency CARE International. In July this year, the conflict spread throughout the entire country. “Previously rather peaceful areas have now plunged into violence, leaving fields abandoned,…

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Violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, forcing more than one million people from their homes and killing thousands. One in three people in the country are desperately in need of food CARE is working to assist people in the hardest hit areas with health services, water and hygiene, refugee support and more. Regina…

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The following was provided to CARE from Dr. Abdelsalam Daif, the Turkey country director for Syria Relief and Development, one of CARE's partners working inside Syria. It is based on his conversation with those inside Aleppo today: “The current situation has never been worse here in Aleppo. Last night there was an attempt to evacuate…

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This is the only message we received from our Syrian colleagues in Aleppo in the last days. Hearing no news from them last weekend, we were concerned as the humanitarian situation deteriorated and the government gained control of the city. The message they sent did little to reassure us. “After this, we don’t know what…

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