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Archive for March 2019

Equality for all: Thoughts from CARE’s gender advisor

Syrian teens participate in peer to peer support groups in a CARE community centre in Irbid, Jordan. Part of CARE's psychosocial programming, teenage girls come together to discuss topics ranging from personal narrative to early child marriage, stress management to gender-based violence. Credit: Mary Kate MacIsaac/CARE

As CARE Canada’s senior gender advisor, I have a keen interest in ending inequality. Throughout my career, I have listened to and focused on working together with women around the world to amplify their voices and ensure they have a seat at the table.

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Four years on, Yemen war leaves country reliant on humanitarian aid

March 26 marks four years since the escalation of conflict in Yemen in 2015.
In four years the country has seen the worst cholera outbreak in history, a declaration of famine, and a crippled economy. There have been almost 20,000 airstrikes, over 70,000 people have died, 4 million have had to leave their homes behind, and now 80 per cent of the population requires humanitarian assistance – an increase of 10 per cent since 2018.

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In photos: Cyclone Idai strikes Mozambique

On March 14, Cyclone Idai struck the coast of Mozambique near the city of Beira, bringing winds exceeding 175 km/h, torrential rains and flooding.

Photographer Josh Estey joined CARE’s team in the affected region days after the storm. Below are a few photos of the impact and survivors.

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