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Archive for April 2018

Azraq refugee camp marks fourth anniversary

Ann Mazen has been working with CARE since Azraq camp for Syrian refugees was set up four years ago. She has seen the camp, its residents and CARE’s work evolve and adapt to the long-lasting crisis. This is what she had to say: “From the day we started working in Azraq camp, we conducted surveys…

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Finding a garden in the desert

By Kadry Furany, CARE Canada’s Vice President, International Operations and Programs The sweltering heat, the oppressive desert sun beating down, the thickness in the air, the endless desert in the horizon, along with the warm welcoming of our field staff and the kindness of the host communities, is what I was greeted by when I…

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Suffering, Bloodshed in Syria Must Stop

CARE implores international community to find a way to end humanitarian tragedy CARE calls on international powers to resume intense diplomatic efforts to bring an end to hostilities, guarantee the protection of civilians and ensure immediate access to populations in need. Without this, there will only be more fighting, more death, more displacement, and more…

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You came. You marched. Now what?

By Andrea Crosley, March on Ottawa It was chilly on Parliament Hill this January 20th, 2018, but despite the weather, 8000 or so hardy Ottawans showed up to cheer, to chant, to wave signs, and to march to champion women’s rights. Our human rights. To champion them here in Ottawa, in Canada, and around the…

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CARE calls on donors to increase commitment to humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

(Kinshasa) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva. Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four…

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SHE TOO deserves to be free from abuse, especially in childbirth

By CARE Canada’s Rebecca Davidson Becoming a mom for the first time is a journey filled with excitement and wonder; I know this as a mom to Leo, 5, and Sadie, 2. It can also be a time filled with anxiety and fear, as I also know very well experiencing complications in both my deliveries.…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: "More than anything, I want peace"

By CARE’s Ruwani Dharmakirthi At first glance, you might not know that a crisis is unfolding just across the lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The landing site is no longer full with thousands of people, no longer a makeshift settlement where women built up temporary tents out of the traditional kitenge fabric…

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Preventing violence against women in Uganda: Grace’s story

Grace’s Story: Preventing Violence Against Women in Uganda By Massa Kenneth and Charles Lilley, CARE Uganda Dudu Grace Edward is a 45-year-old single mother from South Sudan. She had to flee her home and is now living in a refugee settlement in Uganda, where in total, more than one million South Sudanese people have fled.…

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The bread maker of Eastern Ghouta

In Eastern Ghouta, I came across a structure with smoke rising from it. Inside, a 45-year-old woman sat with her three children and elderly husband, who was unable to move, looking out through the opening where the door should have been. Outside, a young man with a cart hurried in our direction. The children —…

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