Archive for January 2017

CARE statement on U.S. Executive Order on Refugees

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) On Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump signed an executive order which curbs a life-saving program that provides protection to the world’s most vulnerable refugees, who are predominantly women and children fleeing conflict and persecution. Since 1975, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program has been vital to achieving humanitarian goals, while promoting economic interests, and…

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From girl to wife to mother: Jobeda’s story

Jobeda is 15 years old and lives in a rural community in northeastern Bangladesh. Like many girls her age, Jobeda loves school and dreams about her future. As she returned home from school one day, she overheard members of her family speaking quietly with a group of people that she did not know and had…

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CARE Responds to Reinstatement of Global Gag Rule

(WASHINGTON) – The leading global poverty-fighting organization CARE is deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s reinstatement Monday of the “Mexico City policy,” which will have harmful effects on the health of millions of women and families around the world. CARE’s experience working in 94 countries to provide development and humanitarian assistance indicates that this misguided…

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Humanitarians Fear for the 750,000 Civilians in Western Mosul

(Baghdad): 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. “We are relieved that so many people in the eastern sections…

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A World of Hope: Message from CARE CEO & Board Chair

A message from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth and Chair of the Board of Directors Ken Sunquist In the past year, Canadians showed the world a national mobilization to help Syria’s refugees. This country opened its doors to welcome new neighbours, despite whatever differences may seem to exist. Amidst darkness, it really was…

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No Time for Humanitarian Paralysis in the Face of Syrian Suffering

(Amman, Jordan) The overwhelming scale, complexity and duration of the Syrian humanitarian catastrophe must not be allowed to frustrate efforts to reach everyone with the relief they need to survive and live with dignity. Nor is there any time to lose in strengthening the longer-term resilience of refugees and preparing for the hard tasks ahead…

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New report: 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016

CARE highlights ten neglected humanitarian crises around the world in latest report The international aid organization CARE International has published a new report today highlighting ten humanitarian crises that have received the least media attention in 2016. The report “Suffering in silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016” features the food crises in…

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"The time we dread": Surviving winter as a refugee

By CARE’s Laury Anne Bellessa “We have dreaded this time of the year for the past four years. Every winter, we suffer from the cold,” says Barsha, welcoming us in her tent. She leans on her cane, struggling to walk, and invites us to follow her. The tent is empty with the exception of a…

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Funds urgently needed, as Southern Africa enters peak of hunger crisis

Millions face hunger in Southern Africa as the food crisis enters its peak, warns the humanitarian aid organization CARE. The worst drought in 35 years has a continuous, devastating impact on the lives of 40 million people who are in urgent need of food assistance. “We have warned for months that this food crisis deteriorates…

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Living in peace: A Syrian father’s wish for the New Year

By CARE’s Laury-Anne Bellessa Adulaleem’s three children hug him and he smiles. Despite having lost everything in Syria, he continues to hope and dream for his children. “The few past years have been very difficult, but the most important thing is that my children are safe. I do not want them to be hurt or…

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