Syria’s Refugees: Not Europe’s Problem

By Jessie Thomson, senior director of CARE Canada’s humanitarian assistance and emergency team A toddler. Three years old. Little shoes, red shirt, face down in the sand. Waves of an unforgiving sea that has claimed thousands this year alone. With this startling image, the international media gave a face to a refugee crisis. He is…

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Nama’s story: homeless in your own home

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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Crisis in Yemen: Saving lives, giving hope

By Lucy Beck, Emergency Response Specialist at CARE Keeping your sense of self and, as a women, your femininity, can be hard when bombs are falling all around you and you’re running out of food and water, let alone makeup and perfume. But it is important. Keeping hope alive and holding on to the things…

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Yemen: Fighting together to survive

By Bushra Aldukainah, CARE Program Manager in Yemen I will never forget the afternoon of May 29, 2015. It was a Friday, where it is culture for family to spend the day together and we usually go to my parents’ for lunch. But that specific Friday we were too busy to go. Then late that…

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Friendship in the face of war

Rania, 36, Hana, 32, and Ghosoun, 41, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings. Now their daily conversations revolve around sharing news of the latest casualties of loved ones back in Syria and…

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