Skip to content

Archive for August 2017

CARE brings urgent relief to communities affected by floods

As flood waters continue to take their toll in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, CARE teams are on the ground dispatching relief supplies including food, safe drinking water, hygiene kits and household items to affected communities. The United Nations estimates more than 41 million people have been affected by the flooding, triggered by heavy monsoon rains,…

Read More

Film school comes to Azraq camp

Picture an ordinary home in a Syrian city. A girl peers through the window to look out to her street. It is the aftermath of an attack. The scene is graphic and brutal: bodies, pain, suffering. An old man walks past the carnage. He’s looking for someone. Against the objections of her family, the girl…

Read More

In profile: CARE Canada’s Ally Crofton

CARE staff's time, dedication and passion for their work is what has truly led to lasting change for millions living in poverty. Here is one of many inspiring CARE Canada staff members we'd like to introduce you to – Ally Crofton. Ally is a Program and Gender Officer for both CARE’s Humanitarian Assistance & Emergencies…

Read More

A Day in the Life of a Humanitarian Aid Worker

Whether it’s inside Syria, South Sudan or Yemen, they are there to help people facing the worst moments of their lives despite immense pressure and potential danger. Every year on World Humanitarian Day, August 19, CARE recognizes humanitarian aid workers around the globe who are committed to helping families affected by violence or natural disasters.…

Read More

South Asia floods: ‘We can resist hunger but our children cannot’

As massive flood waters sweep through the countries of Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, CARE is assisting affected people in all three countries with relief supplies. CARE teams have dispatched food, water, shelter materials, hygiene kits and household supplies to areas where people sought shelter and safety. Overall, approximately 16 million people have been affected across…

Read More

CARE Grateful to Canadians for Tremendous Generosity for Famine Relief

The following statement is from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth: The crises still unfolding across parts of Africa and Yemen have left millions facing hunger, malnutrition and the spread of deadly diseases such as cholera. We are grateful to Canadians for their tremendous generosity and the Government of Canada for helping fight extreme…

Read More

‘A sobering milestone’: 1 million South Sudanese refugees cross into Uganda

One million refugees have now been registered to have fled South Sudan into Uganda. According to the UN Refugee Agency, over the past 12 months, an average of 1,800 South Sudanes have arrived in Uganda each day. Philippe Guiton, humanitarian and operations director for CARE International “One million South Sudanese refugees is a tragic and…

Read More

Sierra Leone Mudslide: Update

The following quote is from CARE Sierra Leone Country Director Evariste Sindayigaya in response to the devastating mudslide that hit communities in the capital Freetown on August 14: “People are completely traumatized and fearful, because they don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I witnessed families wailing in a fit of tears as bodies of their…

Read More

A Day in the life: A health worker navigates the remote swamps of South Sudan

South Sudan is one of the most logistically challenging countries for health care in the world. Bad roads, ongoing conflict and soaring prices all make the provision of medical services and transporting of supplies extremely difficult. With only 1,147 functioning health facilities across the whole country, over half the population lacks regular access to medical…

Read More

Mudslide in Sierra Leone: ‘A tragedy beyond words’

Below is a quote from CARE Sierra Leone Country Director Evariste Sindayigaya responding to the tragic mudslide in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown. On August 14, the city woke to a heavy downfall of rains, causing flooding in various areas of the capital city. In particular, a hillside of a popular neighbourhood of the…

Read More