Archive for May 2017

Famine Relief Fund to help millions facing starvation

CARE Canada welcomes the announcement of the Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund to help millions of people facing starvation in parts of Africa and Yemen. “People are already dying, but there is still time to save lives if we act now,” said Gillian Barth, board director of the Humanitarian Coalition and president and CEO…

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Un Fonds de secours pour aider des milliers de personnes qui meurent de faim

CARE Canada se réjouit de l’annonce du Fonds de secours contre la famine créé par le gouvernement du Canada pour aider des millions de personnes confrontées à la faim dans diverses régions de l’Afrique et du Yémen. « Des gens sont déjà en train de mourir, mais si nous intervenons maintenant, nous pourrons sauver des…

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Yemen: “Maintaining my identity in a male dominated society”

My name is Salma Al-Furase and I am twenty-four years old. Growing up in Yemen – a patriarchal society where it is often difficult for women to access opportunities – my father encouraged my sister and I to always pursue our goals and challenge existing biases in our society. In my country, women are traditionally…

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In profile: CARE Canada’s Maxime Michel

Here is one of many inspiring CARE Canada staff members we’d like to introduce you to – Maxime Michel. Maxime is a Program Manager in CARE’s Humanitarian Assistance & Emergencies Team (HAET). She shares her passion for her job and what has inspired her to continue to do the work that she does. What is…

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CARE Canada Humanitarian Director to Join Global Panel on Refugee Issues

CARE Canada is pleased to announce its senior humanitarian director has been appointed to a high-level international panel to find new solutions to the global refugee crisis Jessie Thomson, senior director of CARE Canada’s Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Team, has been appointed to serve as Councillor to the World Refugee Council, which was launched today.…

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Waiting in limbo continues for refugees in Greece

It is estimated that currently there are 60,000 refugees in Greece. They continue to rely on cash assistance to cover their basic needs. CARE’s Vangi Dora recently met with refugees living in Athens who continue to hope for a better future. She asked them to share their stories. Amir, 40, from Iran: “I want to…

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Yemen’s Dire Humanitarian Crisis Threatened by Deadly Cholera Outbreak

(Sanaa, Yemen) – CARE is alarmed by the increase in reported cases and deaths resulting from a cholera outbreak in Yemen. According to the WHO, 51 people are estimated to have died from over 2,500 suspected cholera cases in the country. CARE fears that the lack of a functioning health system and limited access to…

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Searching for shelter in the wake of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar

In the days and weeks following the cyclone, CARE provided plastic sheeting and fastenings to help families shield themselves from the elements. The CARE team is committed to addressing humanitarian needs of communities affected by Enawo and in the coming weeks and months, we will continue to support vulnerable households, helping them to replant their…

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