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Archive for February 2017

Outside Aleppo, displaced Syrians remain desperate for assistance

By Khaled Mostafa, CARE Turkey Advocacy and Communications Advisor The intense fighting around Aleppo has killed scores of Syrians and displaced hundreds of thousands, worsening the already dire conditions faced by internally displaced persons (IDP) in Aleppo. “The life in the camp is very hard and dangerous,” one Syrian mother, Souad, told CARE partner field…

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Famine Declared in South Sudan, Urgent Action Needed

Parts of South Sudan are in famine and action must be urgently taken to save lives, according to a leading food security monitoring agency. In an update published Feb. 20, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification stated, “With consistent, adequate, and timely humanitarian interventions, the Famine classification could be reversed with many lives saved.” In…

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Horn of Africa drought: “We have to act now to prevent the worst”

Without funding to support millions of people in the Horn of Africa, the world will witness another severe food crisis and potentially a famine in parts of Somalia, warns CARE International. “We are observing the same warning signs that preceded the famine in Somalia six years ago,” says Raheel Nazir Chaudhary, CARE’s country director in…

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Ending early marriage through social transformation in Mali

CARE and the Government of Canada’s TEMPS (Travaillons ensemble contre le marriage précoce/Working together to prevent child, early andforced marriage) project seeks to prevent child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in the Mali and Benin through education, dialogue and community engagement leading to social transformation. CARE's team in Mali spoke to several program participants. Here…

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CARE preparing for the worst as Tropical Cyclone Dineo expected to lash Mozambique

With Tropical Cyclone Dineo expected to be upgraded to a Category Two system, bringing winds of over 150 kilometres an hour, CARE is mobilising emergency relief supplies to prepare for response in Mozambique. The storm is expected to make landfall on the coastline of Inhambane province, potentially affecting more than 300,000 people. Marc Nosbach, CARE’s…

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Finding redemption: Alternative therapy for refugee women in Greece

By CARE’s Vangi Dora, Emergency Communications Officer, CARE Greece Μέλισσα (Melissa) means ‘honeybee’ and the Melissa Network Center in Athens, Greece lives up to its name. Refugee and migrant women come together in this unique place to interact, create and support themselves and each other. It is not just another refugee shelter – it is…

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