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Notes from the field

Bright lights, brighter future

CARE Canada ambassador Annie Murphy visits Jordan

It is an unexpected setting for a beauty salon, tucked away inside a community centre in Al-Hashmi, East Amman. When you enter the small salon – ‘Sabaya Style’ – there’s an excited buzz. The five women running this new enterprise have the salon professionally kitted out with Hollywood-style mirrors and lights around the white walls, with accents of pink from the beauty accessories.

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Photo essay: Women farmers around the world

Photo essay: Women farmers around the world Women produce half of the world’s food, yet they’re often lacking the same access to resources—like tools, knowledge, access to markets—that men have. When you support women farmers around the world, you’re not only improving their lives, but the lives of their families and communities for generations to…

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Communities in Malawi still living in fear after Cyclone Idai

Rhoda, who is a widow, moved upland to Lalanje camp, which is hosting about 254 households affected by the floods. Many people living in this camp also had their crops destroyed by floods and are desperately in need of food assistance.

Like many in her village, Rhoda never saw the Cyclone Idai induced floods coming. She was hopeful looking into the future. Almost 80 per cent of people affected by the floods rely on their small farms as a source of income. So having a good harvest means much more than just a meal on the table.

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Hungry for change: Women entrepreneurs in the West Bank

Walking up the steps to a small concrete building nestled amidst oak and cypress trees, it’s hard to believe that this is the site of such a big and important operation. A childcare centre next door fills the air with children’s laughter and I find myself breaking into a smile. We’re in Al Shyoukh, Hebron, in the West Bank…

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Yemen: Two different paths

Written by Abdulhakim Al-Ansi, CARE Yemen It was 4pm and I was staying late in the office after work to do a radio interview about the humanitarian situation in Yemen. During the interview my phone was on silent, and when it finished I turned it over to see many missed calls and a message telling…

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