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Archive for June 2018

Emergency Update: Monsoon rains affect Myanmar refugees

June 9 marked the onset of the monsoon season in Bangladesh, with heavy rains hitting Cox’s Bazar, one of the world’s largest refugee camps with a population of over 900,000 people from Myanmar. From mid-May, it rained on and off at the camps, however since June 09, Cox’s Bazar has received a total of 552…

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CARE Welcomes Ceasefire in South Sudan

Part of the agreement includes opening corridors for desperately needed humanitarian aid (JUBA, South Sudan) — The global humanitarian organization CARE is encouraged by the ceasefire announced this week by warring factions in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, particularly the portion of the agreement calling for opening up corridors of humanitarian aid. The ceasefire…

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CARE Canada is Walking the Talk on Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Strategy

Launches “Feed Her Future” Awareness Campaign Ottawa, Ontario – June 26, 2018 – Following a successful G7 Summit earlier this month, where gender equality and Canada’s feminist international assistance strategy were key points of discussion, CARE Canada and its partners are launching the “Feed Her Future” public awareness campaign. Today’s launch also marks just under…

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Photo story, Cambodia: Putting health first at work

Maly works as a line leader at a busy garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is 8 months pregnant with her second child, and as you can imagine, sometimes her job can be very tiring and demanding. But there are perks of working at her company, and she has joined CARE’s contraceptive training program…

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World Refugee Day: “This Crisis Demands Courage”

The following statement is from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth:   Data released from the UN Refugee Agency paints a startling picture that we know all too well. More than 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict or violence. In addition to ongoing refugee crises from…

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15 Minutes to Help Refugees

Episode Transcript Kasia Souchen : 00:01 Hello and welcome to the first episode of 15 minutes to change the world where in 15 minutes you can learn more about the world and how you can help change it. My name is Kasia Souchen and I have the privilege of working at CARE Canada and hosting…

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Working to help refugees

Today, on World Refugee Day, we celebrate those that are making a difference in the lives of refugees right here at home in Canada and abroad. Have you ever wanted a career in helping newcomers or have you been looking for smaller ways that you can help? Our expert panel below can help you learn…

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World Refugee Day: “This Crisis Demands Courage”

The following statement is from CARE Canada President and CEO Gillian Barth: Data released from the UN Refugee Agency paints a startling picture that we know all too well. More than 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict or violence. In addition to ongoing refugee crises from such…

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Empowering refugees to empower others

By Megan Nobert, CARE Canada Northern Zambia, along the Congolese border, is a stunning place to find oneself. The water on Lake Mweru ripples a deep dark blue. The rust-coloured earth contrasts with the saturated green of the landscape. Sugarcane grows along the road, in a land overflowing with fruit and fish. It should be a…

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