Child Malnutrition Levels Spike as Drought Worsens in Somalia

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The number of acutely malnourished children admitted to CARE-supported health facilities has increased by 60 per cent in the first four months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Health facilities admitted 3,501 children with severe malnutrition so far compared to 2,155 admitted during the same period in 2021.

CARE is concerned by the number of children who are showing up at health facilities emaciated with the current drought leaving families not knowing where their next meal will come from.

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Breaking the cycle of period poverty: Alice’s story

Alice, one of many women who participated in a menstrual hygiene course in Uganda. She chatted with CARE and our partner organization, WoMena, about some of her experiences and challenges with menstruation and how her and her family have overcome them.

On any given day, more than 320 million people around the world are menstruating (Global Menstrual Collective). Still many people around the world lack the proper access to menstrual products, services, and information. This is period poverty.

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3 months of war in Ukraine: Voices from the frontlines

Lydia is staying at a temporary shelter in Romania after leaving southern Ukraine. CARE’s partner SERA is donating clothes and other basic items to support the center. Phot by: Lucy Beck/CARE

When the fighting in Ukraine started on February 24, 2022 it was clear that it would results in a human catastrophe. Millions of people left their homes, critical infrastructure was destroyed, whole cities were left without food, water and electricity, people lost their lives. Today, more than 6.4 million people have fled the country and over 8 million people have been displaced within Ukraine. As is often the case, women and children are more deeply affected by crisis , making up 90% of refugees and 63% of those who are displaced within Ukraine. Three months into the conflict, CARE’s staff and partners inside Ukraine and the surrounding regions share insights from the frontlines.

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Over 400,000 children risk dropping out of school due to drought in Somalia

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As the drought ravages Somalia, 420,000 children are at risk of dropping out of school as livelihoods are completely wiped out and the students are drawn into the daily struggle of getting food. Of those children, 189,000 are girls who face the risk of retrogressive practices such as early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. The 231,000 boys risk recruitment into dangerous and illegal activities further jeopardizing not only their lives but also the security situation of the nation.

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CARE Canada and the Government of Canada announce funding for new CARE project to address the growing crisis in the Horn of Africa

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CARE Canada is excited to announce a new pilot program that aims to bridge the work between humanitarian and development projects towards more sustainable outcomes. One of the first of its type, the nexus project Lifesaving Health, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Protection Assistance for Crisis-affected IDPs and Host Communities in the Eastern Zone of Tigray Region will help to bridge the crossover between humanitarian and development programming towards more sustainable outcomes.

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