Al-Hareth school, one of the schools that held community dialogues to discuss quality of education at public schools in Yemen.

The education sector in Yemen has been badly affected by teachers’ absences, and school hours were reduced even before COVID-19. CARE is supporting schools in Yemen with awareness-raising programs and facilitates community dialogue as a part of the response to improve the education system and to support students to return to school.

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Khonaf Saido Abdullah, 54, living in Rwanga camp, Northern Iraq is a mother of seven children and a participant of CARE’s and Lotus Flower’s business incubator project. CARE/Lotus Flower

Khonaf Saido Abdullah is a mother of 7 from Sinjar, Iraq where she was living with her young children and disabled husband in a small rental property. They worked as farm labourers to get a small income, but she still did not have enough money to be able to send any of her children to school. But that changed.

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Rosemarie Arante, 48, is a farmer who’s house and crops were destroyed when her community was decimated by Typhon Yolanda. She lost everything and has since rebuilt with the help of CARE and the aGAP project. Today she is a story off success, as a small business owner selling seeds, a diversified farm for more stable income and systems that allow better access to market.

Rosemarie lost everything when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013. Since then (and with a little hlep from CARE!), she has rebuilt her life, earning enough money to send her children to school and is now hopeful for the future.

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