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Archive for October 2017

Myanmar refugee crisis: Kulsoma's story

Kulsoma lives in a makeshift shelter in Unchiprang refugee settlement in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. She 30 years old, married and has five children. The family is seven of over 600,000 refugees who have been forced from their homes in Myanmar due to violence. Kulsoma’s story in her own words “After four girls, my husband and…

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Canada’s international climate change investments must address urgent needs of global poor, CARE

Canada needs to shift international funding to help the world’s most vulnerable people who are facing climate change right now, according to international humanitarian organization CARE Canada. As millions of people are confronted with erratic and extreme weather, Canada’s international climate change investments are falling below international best practice to balance funding between lessening the…

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Giving birth in a refugee camp in Bangladesh: Maimuna's story

Miamuna is 18 years-old. She is living in a makeshift shelter in Gumdum informal settlement in Bangladesh with her baby daughter and her husband, Mohammed. Her mother, Khatiza is also living with them, as well as her siblings, Ali, aged 16-years-old, and Fatema, aged 13-years-old. Maimuna gave birth in the settlement three days before CARE…

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7 things you need to know on World Food Day

1. Today, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. 20 million – that’s nearly more than the population of all major cities in Canada combined – and that’s how many people are affected by one of the biggest humanitarian crises since World War II. Imagine everyone living in London, Berlin,…

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Bangladesh: 150,000 refugee children under 5 acutely malnourished, warns CARE

More than 150,000 refugee children under the age of five are acutely malnourished, warns the international aid organization CARE. “The situation of the children is desperate, many have not eaten more than one meal a day for weeks. We are especially concerned that they will fall sick,” says Zia Choudhury, CARE Bangladesh’s country director. The…

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Starting again: How Uganda is supporting refugees

Since violence erupted in South Sudan, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million. Where some countries turn refugees away, the Ugandan Government is welcoming them. CARE’s Refugee Response Team Leader, Carly Sheehan, is in Uganda and shines a light on how, with support, refugees really can start…

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