Archive for March 2017

People in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somalia yet to be reached

Large areas of communities in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somaliland and other regions of Somalia are yet to be reached by the emergency response, warns aid agency CARE International. Last week, drought-stricken communities in the Somaliland regions of Togdheer, Sool and Sanaag told CARE staff that a number of deaths from water-borne diseases…

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The journey of a lifetime: Climbing for CARE

By Gillian Barth, CARE Canada President and CEO Twenty-four hours from now I will be doing my final packing before pushing off on a journey of a lifetime – an eight day climb up Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of our great organization that is CARE Canada. This climb is one that I have wanted to…

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The “River of Life”: Business journeys in Zimbabwe

Alexandra Crofton is a project officer with CARE Canada’s Women’s Economic Empowerment team. She recently returned from a trip to Zimbabwe where she saw firsthand the work that CARE is doing to empower young people by teaching them business skills through the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP). What comes to mind when you hear the term…

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Drought in Somalia: Feeding paper to cows

By Anders Nordstoga, CARE Communications Officer, photos by Georgina Goodwin After the worst drought in living memory, Amina Suleiman has nothing but cardboard to feed her cows. “It is better they have something in their stomach”, she explains. Well into the third year without any substantial rain, people are struggling to survive in the village…

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Yemen: Preventing cholera to save lives

Twenty-eight year-old Khadija Mohammed lives with her husband and four children in Al Mahabishah village of Hajjah Governorate in Yemen. Her father used to live with them, but he passed away after being sick with diarrhea and fever for three days. They could not afford to take him to the hospital for treatment and he…

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CARE condemns 'brutal killing' of aid workers in South Sudan

International humanitarian organization CARE condemned the killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday. The attack was the deadliest single incident on humanitarians since the conflict began in 2013. “The brutal killing of six aid workers over the weekend has sent shockwaves through us all; revealing yet another unacceptable violation of International Humanitarian…

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Fleeing famine in South Sudan

What do you do when faced with the threat of starvation: stay put hoping the situation will improve? Or walk in search of safety and a stable food source? This is the terrible dilemma hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese like 34-year-old Nyarmon are currently facing. “Every day there was fighting and people running away…

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Action delayed: Budget 2017 offers no new funding for international assistance

The following statement is from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth in response to the release of the 2017 Canadian Federal Budget: Budget 2017 provided the Government of Canada with an opportunity to show leadership on how it intends to defend development gains and uphold its international commitments. At this moment, 20 million people…

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Somalia: With drought everywhere, there is nowhere to go

Nura Abdi Nuur, a mother of seven children aged eight months to thirty years, looks worn but determined. She holds her youngest child in one arm, using her other hand to shield him from the blasting sun. Until four months ago, the family lived as pastoralists keeping more than 200 goats and other livestock in…

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