Episode Transcript Kasia Souchen: 00:01 Hello and welcome to 15 minutes to change the world, where in 15 minutes you can learn a bit more about the world and how you can help change it. My name is Kasia Souchen at CARE Canada and the host of this podcast. CARE fights poverty by empowering women…

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CARE is closely monitoring the situation in Indonesia and is ready to respond if and when needed, after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi today. “Whilst CARE does not work in the affected area, we are monitoring the situation closely and have a team of 10 emergency response specialist ready to respond…

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For children in most countries around the globe, the month of September means back to school. It’s the time of the year that children of all ages, being naturally hungry to learn, are excited to see their old classmates and meet their new teachers. But going to school is not easy for everyone. In times…

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A coalition of women’s rights organizations is calling on women foreign ministers participating in a precedent-setting meeting in Montreal this week to make concrete and accountable commitments during the UN General Assembly to recognize, protect and support increasingly persecuted women human rights defenders around the world. In a statement released today, more than 160 women’s…

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New CARE report notes Canada has made progress helping people adapt to climate change, but further G7 support needed OTTAWA – As G7 ministers prepare to discuss ridding the oceans of plastics, CARE is also calling on officials to dive deeper with climate change commitments to protect coastal communities. On Sept. 19-21, G7 ministers on…

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Typhoon Mangkhut, locally known as Ompong, brought ferocious winds and blinding rain that left infrastructure and agricultural damage to provinces in northern Philippines. Over 58,000 people have evacuated according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. CARE immediately sent an emergency response team to Cagayan ahead of the typhoon’s landfall. Jerome Lanit, CARE’s…

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Over ten thousand families in the northern part of the Philippines have evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut moves closer to land. An estimated five million people will be affected who are mostly farmers and fisherfolks. The northern part of Cagayan province is already experiencing strong winds and heavy rains. There is potential for flooding, landslides as…

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The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns CARE. Growing numbers of people continue to leave Venezuela in search of safety while neighboring countries become increasingly strained. “The recent political developments in Venezuela have increased tensions in the region,…

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