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Archive for July 2017

Yemen crisis: ‘We cannot allow this to happen’

The following statement was shared by CARE International Secretary General Wolfgang Jamann at a press conference in Yemen, July 22 I was last in Yemen almost a decade ago, and while it is a true privilege to be back in this beautiful country, my return here is marked by a deep sadness at what I…

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The faces of change: Improving nutrition in Zambia

By Jacquelyn Wright, Vice President, Partnerships for Global Change with CARE Canada As our truck slows down on a narrow, dusty road, branches brush along the sides of the car transporting me to a different way of life. I begin to hear singing in the distance and as we get closer, there is a group…

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Dadaab: Women carry not only water, but also responsibility

By Ninja Taprogge, CARE Emergency Communications Officer in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya Hado Abdi Gedi made a change in her community – but it wasn’t easy. Men kept approaching her full of anger, sometimes even calling her names. Why? Because Hado works. More precisely, because she is doing a job which has always been reserved…

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New Canadian Funding Will Help Improve Health of Women in Benin

With the support of the Government of Canada, CARE is looking forward to embarking on a new project in Benin aimed at improving sexual reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls. The announcement was made by Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of International Development and La Francophonie, at the Family Planning Summit in London, United Kingdom. This…

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CARE responds as strong earthquake jolts Central Philippines

A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Central Philippines Thursday at 4:03 p.m. The quake was recorded eight kilometers southwest of Jaro town on the Island of Leyte, the same province where typhoon Yolanda brought catastrophic damage in November 2013. As of July 7, 2017 two persons were reported dead in Kananga town and Ormoc City while…

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Somalia’s vicious cycle of drought and hunger

“This is the worst drought I’ve ever experienced in my entire lifetime,” says 50 year-old Asha, who moved to a camp for internally displaced people three months ago. Back in her village in Wadamagoo up in the mountains of Somaliland, she used to live happily with her husband, six children, sheep, goats and camels. But…

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