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When a major natural disaster or conflict breaks out, it usually grabs the world’s attention. While these large scale emergencies might dominate the headlines, there are many others happening around the world which barely make the news. Here is our list of the five most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2018:

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For children in most countries around the globe, the month of September means back to school. It’s 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. But going to school is not easy for everyone. In times…

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Maly works as a line leader at a busy garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is 8 months pregnant with her second child, and as you can imagine, sometimes her job can be very tiring and demanding. But there are perks of working at her company, and she has joined CARE’s contraceptive training program…

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The crisis in Syria is now in its fifth year and has evolved into one of the largest humanitarian crises in recent decades, destroying the homes and livelihoods of millions of Syrians. In Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, CARE employs Syrian refugee volunteers who serve the refugee community in a variety of capacities, such as hygiene…

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CARE invited photographers Robert Fogarty and Ben Reece to Jordan to see the Syrian refugee crisis up close. Robert Fogarty is the creator of Dear World, a portrait project that began in New Orleans as photographic love notes to the city. He now uses his distinct message-on-skin-style to tell stories of subjects regardless of religion,…

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“We fled our home because we had nothing left.” Shifaa’, 46, remembers only too well her family’s experience of the Syrian conflict in their hometown near Dar’a, in southern Syria. “Our village had a population of 25,000 people. We were besieged and starved. We did not even have bread to eat. If you had dry…

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