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Archive for November 2017

Maternal health in Nigeria: Fatima's story

Shouting and blood-curdling screams awakened Fatima Abba Bukar in the middle of the night. “Boko Haram came around and started pouring gasoline on the houses. They were shouting ‘This is the house of Christians,’ said Fatima, who is Muslim. “They came with their gasoline and matches. We ran out.” In the chaos, Fatima was separated…

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The recipe for success in Jordan: Fusool’s story

We had to come to Jordan because the fear overcame every other emotion. They took my husband and my brother. Only my husband returned, and we still don’t know anything about my brother. My husband tried to work many times, but he either gets caught, or business owner would cheat him out of his pay.…

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Statement on return agreement of refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh

In response to the recent agreement on the return of refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh, CARE is urging both the Government of Bangladesh and the Government of the Union of Myanmar to ensure that any refugee returns to Myanmar are voluntary, informed, respectful and conducted in safety and dignity. CARE’s work with refugees globally underlines…

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Women on the move: Transforming dry lands into crops in Niger

By Elizabeth Adéwalé, CARE Niger In the heart of Africa’s Sahel region, Niger is one of the world’s hottest countries. It’s also one of the poorest. During the dry season, which runs from March to May, temperatures can reach as high as 45° celcius, and the hot sunny days are often accompanied by billowing sand…

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Statement by the humanitarian community on the blockade in Yemen

The humanitarian community in Yemen is outraged by the continued blockade by the Saudi-led coalition of humanitarian and commercial supplies desperately needed for the survival of the Yemeni population. Now in its eleventh day, the blockade on almost all of Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings prevents the entry of food, fuel, medicines and supplies,…

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Myanmar refugee crisis: Going to bed hungry

Unisha is tiny. Too small for her age. Her mother, Nursafa, is desperately trying to feed her with plumpy nut, a peanut-based paste for treatment of severe acute malnutrition. The one year-old girl fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh about five days ago, together with her parents and older sister. About seven months ago, armed men…

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INGO Joint statement on closure of Yemen’s air, sea and land ports

Fifteen humanitarian agencies expressed serious concern today over the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition’s decision to temporarily close all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off. The agencies demand that humanitarian operations are allowed to resume immediately and request clarity on the planned duration of the current closure and contingencies to allow humanitarian supplies to…

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Statement: Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

The following statement is from Margaret Capelazo, gender advisor for CARE Canada in response to the release of the Canada’s 2017-2022 National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: Women and girls are typically portrayed as victims of war, rather than survivors and key actors. Gender inequalities that exist in society are always exacerbated by…

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