3 months of war in Ukraine: Voices from the frontlines

Lydia is staying at a temporary shelter in Romania after leaving southern Ukraine. CARE’s partner SERA is donating clothes and other basic items to support the center. Phot by: Lucy Beck/CARE

When the fighting in Ukraine started on February 24, 2022 it was clear that it would results in a human catastrophe. Millions of people left their homes, critical infrastructure was destroyed, whole cities were left without food, water and electricity, people lost their lives. Today, more than 6.4 million people have fled the country and over 8 million people have been displaced within Ukraine. As is often the case, women and children are more deeply affected by crisis , making up 90% of refugees and 63% of those who are displaced within Ukraine. Three months into the conflict, CARE’s staff and partners inside Ukraine and the surrounding regions share insights from the frontlines.

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Famine action letter

Mohammed Ali, a 3-year-old child who has been suffering from malnutrition for two years. Mohammed, his two siblings, and his parents often eat only one meal a day consisting of yogurt and bread. Khalid Al-Ashmori/CARE

With 45 million people on the brink of famine, CARE is joining non-government organizations (NGOs) calling on world leaders to take urgent action.

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15 Minutes on Women Leading in Emergencies

Halatu Benjamin and her women's group. All photos by CARE Uganda.

In this episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we’re marking World Humanitarian Day by speaking with Caroline Aol, CARE Uganda’s Interim Manager for the project where the Women Lead in Emergencies interventions are undertaken, and she is also CARE Uganda’s Women Lead in Emergencies specialist.

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15 Minutes on Forgotten Emergencies

A group of women who are part of CARE's Every Voice Counts project in Sudan look at the camera and smile. Ala Kheir/CARE

In 2019, Ethiopia faced many challenges including conflict, drought, flooding, and livestock diseases. Around 200,000 people are estimated to have lost their homes and many are now living in camps. On this episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we hear the story of Almaz who shares her emotional story of loss and struggle and learn how you can use your voice to amplify the stories of women like Almaz.

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VENEZUELA: Mismatched migration policies leave displaced people in dire conditions between borders

A group of women who are part of CARE's Every Voice Counts project in Sudan look at the camera and smile. Ala Kheir/CARE

The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns CARE. Growing numbers of people continue to leave Venezuela in search of safety while neighboring countries become increasingly strained. “The recent political developments in Venezuela have increased tensions in the region,…

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The Forgotten Girls of South Sudan

The news has been dominated by three international crises: Ebola in West Africa, ongoing conflict in Gaza and the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Yet there is one international emergency that seems to have gone missing. In the world’s youngest country of South Sudan, tens of thousands of people have been killed by…

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Yemen crisis: Katiba’s story

Despite the constant bombings, fighting, hunger and other difficulties, most Yemenis continue to stay in their homeland. Just over 170,000 of the estimated 22 million in dire humanitarian situations have fled to neighbouring countries. The vast majority stay on in their towns and villages, or have been forced to move to other parts of the…

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Yemen crisis: Risking your life for water

By Lucy Beck, Emergency Response Specialist at CARE Even before the conflict started, collecting water was a risky business. Most water points in the area consist of little more than open wells and it was not uncommon that women or children would fall down them while trying to collect water, injuring themselves, or even worse,…

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‘What We Left Behind’: Photo essay from inside Syria

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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