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Notes from the field

How radio is helping Cambodian mothers keep their babies healthy

Imagine you are pregnant. You want to find out information about pregnancy, labour and keeping your baby healthy. But all of the information you find is written in a language you don’t understand. What do you do? This is the situation for many women in remote parts of Cambodia where ethnic minority communities speak their…

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Becoming a mother for the first time: Sina’s story

In Cambodia, many women used to deliver their children at home with traditional birth attendants—women within their community with no formal medical training. If women don’t have access to quality medical care, it can increase the risks for mother and baby and lead to tragic consequences. But this is now changing. Meet Sina. She is…

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Kindness and humanity, horror and sorrow: Supporting refugees in Uganda

By Thomas Markert, a German engineer who visited CARE’s programs in Uganda During the past few weeks, I visited CARE’s programs in Uganda. I have spent many hours talking to refugees who have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They have told me stories of how they had to leave their homes with nothing…

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Azraq refugee camp marks fourth anniversary

Ann Mazen has been working with CARE since Azraq camp for Syrian refugees was set up four years ago. She has seen the camp, its residents and CARE’s work evolve and adapt to the long-lasting crisis. This is what she had to say: “From the day we started working in Azraq camp, we conducted surveys…

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Finding a garden in the desert

By Kadry Furany, CARE Canada’s Vice President, International Operations and Programs The sweltering heat, the oppressive desert sun beating down, the thickness in the air, the endless desert in the horizon, along with the warm welcoming of our field staff and the kindness of the host communities, is what I was greeted by when I…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: "More than anything, I want peace"

By CARE’s Ruwani Dharmakirthi At first glance, you might not know that a crisis is unfolding just across the lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The landing site is no longer full with thousands of people, no longer a makeshift settlement where women built up temporary tents out of the traditional kitenge fabric…

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