Notes from the field

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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Ending inequality in the West Bank

By Kasia Souchen, CARE Canada’s Marketing Outreach Manager This was the third street we had turned down to try to find a route to get us back to Ramallah, West Bank. There was tear gas used on some of the routes so it wasn’t safe to go down certain roads. With no satellite phone connection…

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Hunger on the edge of the Sahel: Shoukuriya’s story

Worldwide, hunger and malnutrition kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Hunger is avoidable and it is treatable. There is more than enough food in the world. No one should worry whether they will be able feed their children when they wake up in the morning. This is where a little girl named…

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Photo essay: Back to school around the world

For children in most countries around the globe, the month so September means back to school. It is the time of the year that children of all ages, being naturally hungry to learn, are excited to see their old classmates and meet their new teachers. However, there are also children that are more than just…

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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 come. Check out these powerful women…

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