Canadian charities unite to fight hunger; Government matches donations

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In response to the global hunger crisis—which has been exacerbated by the confluence of covid, climate change, and ongoing crisis in Ukraine and other regions—the Humanitarian Coalition whose members include CARE Canada and other Canadian partners are raising funds to rush assistance to people on the edge of famine.

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Jordan: The answer is called Ra’eda

Ra'eda Abu Halawa

Ra’eda Abu Halawa works as a plumber, installing water tanks and repairing and installing pipes in bathrooms and kitchens. This is unusual in Jordan because women plumbers are very rare in the country, but that doesn’t bother Ra-eda.

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A Humanitarian Response to Drought Ravaged Communities in Northern Kenya: Adopting Mobile Technology

Over 3.5 million people are facing severe hunger in Kenya. To access the communities affected by drought and unreachable due to safety concerns and poor road infrastructure, CARE International in Kenya adopted an existing fintech platform to disburse cash transfers. Mobile Cash transfers via money platforms are an easy and sustainable method of supporting individuals during a humanitarian crisis such as what is being experienced in Northern Kenya,” says Maureen Miruka, CARE Kenya Country Director.

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CARE Bangladesh is responding to one of the worst flash floods in HAOR

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An estimated two million people are affected by the current flash flood, as water levels in northeast Bangladesh have risen over the past few weeks due to constant rainfall in the northeast Indian states. The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) have opened more than 400 shelter centers, and an estimated 5,000+ people are living in them.
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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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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