Archive for February 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ottawa to Walk In Her Shoes for Women Worldwide

Ahead of International Women’s Day, more than 300 Ottawa residents will gather on Tuesday, March 6 to walk in support of women and girls worldwide. They will be walking as part of the second annual CARE Canada Walk In Her Shoes event, which kicks off from Parliament Hill, March 6. Participants will do a symbolic…

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A welcome step forward: CARE Canada response to Budget 2018

The following statement is from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth Last year’s budget committed no new money to International Assistance. But it did contain a promise: a new policy would outline how Canada would deliver on its commitment to help the world’s most vulnerable people. One year later, with an ambitious new Feminist…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Calgary to Walk In Her Shoes for Women Worldwide

Ahead of International Women’s Day, hundreds of Calgary residents will gather Sunday (March 4, 2018) to walk in support of women and girls worldwide. They will be walking as part of the fourth annual CARE Canada Walk In Her Shoes event, which takes place at the Calgary Zoo on March 4. Participants will enjoy a…

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Bangladesh: Six months after the refugee influx from Myanmar

(Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh) – Six months after more than 688,000 refugees from Myanmar fled from mass violence to neighboring Bangladesh, providing continued support for medical treatment, sanitation, and shelter remain the most pressing needs. “Six months into the crisis, every day that passes means that people are at risk of being forgotten. It is vital…

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South Sudan: Almost every second South Sudanese in need of food assistance

While humanitarian needs are exploding, aid flow drastically decreased and 1 million people risk starvation (Juba, South Sudan) A reported 5.3 million people in South Sudan are in urgent need of food assistance, warns the international aid organization CARE. According to today’s released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis 48 per cent of the…

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Vancouver: Men, women, and children take positive action to empower women and girls held back by inequality by walking 10,000 steps together

(Vancouver)—More than 500 men, women, and children will gather Sunday, a few days before International Women’s Day, in support of empowering women and girls locally and around the world. They will be walking as part of CARE Canada’s sixth annual Walk In Her Shoes Challenge, which kicks off from Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village…

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“Women build nations”: Empowered women in wartime Yemen

Written by Hind Abbas, Communications Assistant for CARE in Yemen War is a word consisting of three letters. Reading and hearing about it in books and movies sounds terrifying but living in it is a completely different scenario. Sometimes I feel I am trapped in a seemingly endless conflict. Sometimes I think how the sounds…

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Statement from CARE International

CARE International works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. Because of our mission and our focus on women and girls, we are deeply committed to building a world where violence, harassment and abuse against anyone is not tolerated. Our ability to fulfil our relief and development mission is wholly…

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Syria: CARE’s partners halt aid distribution in Eastern Ghouta due to heavy airstrikes

Syrian humanitarian organizations have halted the delivery of life-saving aid to thousands of people in besieged Eastern Ghouta, after the heavy bombardment of the area near Damascus this week, which has pushed civilians including aid workers into underground shelters, announced CARE today. “The situation in Eastern Ghouta is more critical than ever. Despite their resilience…

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