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Archive for September 2017

Photos & Video: Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

Since August 25, more than 400,000 people have fled to Bangladesh following an escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Most of the refugees, around 80 percent, are women, children and small babies. They are in desperate need of clean drinking water, food, medical help and a safe place to sleep. People arriving have often…

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Flooding in Nepal: “I get scared every time it starts raining”

Recent floods in Nepal have affected 1.7 million people, left thousands homeless and seriously damaged infrastructure including roads, school and hospitals. Ishwori is one young mother who was forced to flee her home in Bardiya district as the flood waters continued to rise. For Ishwori, this year’s floods bring back painful memories of similar rains…

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CARE Responds to Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

In the past three weeks, more than 400,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State. Most of the refugees, around 80 percent, are women, children and small babies. “The situation of the refugees is worsening by the minute. They came to Bangladesh with nothing but…

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One Week after Hurricane Irma, Cuban Damage Increasingly Alarming

[HAVANA] One week after Hurricane Irma, Cubans are returning to broken homes and facing a serious impact on the economy as the country looks to rebuild. “I still can’t believe it – it is sad to lose it all – to wake up and see that everything is beneath rubble and bricks and your personal…

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In profile: CARE Canada's Evelyne Morin

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 – Evelyne Morin. Evelyne shares the joys, challenges and opportunities she sees every day working as a…

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Hurricane Irma in Cuba: ‘Virtually the entire island impacted’

(HAVANA) – A day after Cuba was struck by one of the strongest storms in its recent history, a picture is emerging of severe devastation left in Hurricane Irma’s path. Winds and heavy seas triggered by Hurricane Irma first reached Cuban shores Friday where it escalated into a Category 5 hurricane as it made landfall.…

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UPDATE: Irma Hits Cuba with Category 5 Hurricane Force

(HAVANA) Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane overnight and will continue to pound the island nation through the day before turning to Florida. While Cuban authorities have prepared for the storm, CARE is extremely worried about the impact Irma will leave behind. Communication with affected regions along the northern coast…

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UPDATE: As Haiti recovers from Hurricane Irma, concerns for Cuba remain high

(Havana): While Haiti suffered a near miss from the eye of Hurricane Irma, CARE and its partners in Cuba are bracing for impact as the severe storm approaches. Initial reports suggest Haiti faced minimal damages in the northern areas hit by the edge of Hurricane Irma. CARE is supporting government damage assessments in the north,…

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