Archive for January 2018

Men and boys in displacement: In their own words

The conflicts that affect the Middle East region, particularly Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, have led to millions of people taking the route of exile. A recent report by CARE, Men and boys in displacement, explores issues faced by male refugees. The report found that not only do men and boys face specific challenges, but that…

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“The nearest hospital was four hours away”: Senoara’s story

By Hillol Sobhan, Communications and PR Coordinator, CARE Bangladesh | Photos: Asafuzzaman Captain/CARE Bangladesh I met Senoara at a CARE-run health centre near Balukhali camp in Bangladesh. She is 6-months pregnant with her first child but her face shows no sign of happiness. She looks stiff and sombre. Senoara, her husband, mother and sisters, all…

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SPEECH: Time for a shift to bring humanitarian and development together

The following speech was given by CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth at the Ottawa event: Humanitarian Responses on the Horizon in 2018: Learning from our Past and Anticipating Future Challenges Check against delivery CARE came into existence in the aftermath of World War II. We repurposed army rations, and sent them as CARE…

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Under the mango tree: My visit to Mozambique and Zambia

Photos and story by Tanja Kisslinger (Knowledge Translation & Public Engagement Officer with CARE Canada’s Global Health team) Sitting under a mango tree in a small, rural community in Mozambique this past November, I began to truly appreciate the meaning of lasting change… I had traveled to Mozambique and Zambia to report on CARE’s Southern…

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"No mother should see her child starving": Lami’s story

Lami Mahamadou is a 35-year-old mother of six. She’s had a good life. Her husband, Issa Adamu, was a fisherman who made sure she had whatever she needed. She was living life to the fullest. One night in Baga, Nigeria, they heard people screaming and gun shots everywhere. The town was under fire. They were…

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Global report: 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017

CARE report “Suffering in Silence” highlights humanitarian crises around the world that rarely made the news. North Korea, Eritrea and Burundi least covered by media (Geneva)Today the international aid organization CARE launched a new report highlighting 2017’s ten most under-reported humanitarian crises. The report “Suffering in Silence” found that the humanitarian situation in North Korea…

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How you can help make sure the future is feminist

This past year has not only seen political upheaval around the world but also fundamental social shifts. While sexual harassment and abuse of power from Hollywood to almost every workplace were not a surprise to some, they certainly got people talking about what is acceptable and gave people the confidence to come forward and share…

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CARE increases aid distribution to Syrians fleeing the fighting in Idlib

(Amman, Jordan) – CARE International has started increasing aid distribution to Syrian civilians who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the Northern governorate of Idlib, where living conditions are deteriorating daily as temperatures plumet, and aims to reach 25,000 people with emergency help. More than 100,000 civilians, most of whom have been repeatedly displaced…

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Philippine communities brace for hazardous volcanic eruption

More than 20,000 people in Bicol region, south of Manila in the Philippines, have evacuated as the lava from Mayon Volcano continues to flow. As of January 16, a total of 5,318 families or 21,823 individuals have been affected in six towns in the province of Albay and are now staying in 18 evacuation centers,…

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