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Archive for December 2016

Passing of Alain Lapierre

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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Celebrating the holidays around the world

How are the holidays spent around the world? This time of year represents a time of celebration for many people – from Canada to South Sudan, it’s a time to be with friends and family in joy and peace. Check out some of traditions that take place in some of the countries we work in…

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2016 Reflection: Aleppo, Haiti and the need for hope

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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Winter for refugees living in Serbia

CARE’s Sabine Wilke was recently in Serbia where CARE is supporting refugees who have been stranded when European borders closed. As winter and the holiday season begins, Sabine describes the difficulties of life as a refugee, but also the hope that remains and how organizations like CARE are making a difference. I recently bought a…

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Aleppo: CARE calls for urgent assistance to evacuees

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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South Sudan: Three desperate years of empty stomachs and massive violence

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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Strength amid heartache in South Sudan: Regina’s Story

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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Aleppo update: 'A humanitarian catastrophe'

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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