Planting the seedlings of change

Mantapala Refugee Camp is located in the Luapula Province of Zambia, on the border with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The camp covers almost 50 square kilometers divided into blocks, each of which houses approximately 200 households. More refugees arrive every day.

The first-ever Global Refugee Forum provides an opportunity for countries like Canada and Zambia to share their collective success. CARE’s Jessie Thomson, having spent her career working with refugees and host communities, shares her insights.

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Suffering in Silence : 5 Most Under-reported Humanitarian Crises of 2018

Ethiopia - Josh Estey/CARE

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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Emergency alert: Ebola in DRC

DRC, Ebola survivor

As health authorities respond to Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), agencies are working to stop the spread to neighbouring countries.

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Remarks to Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

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

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development Study on the Situations in Somalia, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo Remarks by Kevin Dunbar, Director, Global Programs and Impact, International Operations & Programs, CARE Canada CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY CARE Canada is honoured to contribute to the Committee’s deliberations on South Sudan, Somalia and…

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DR Congo, Uganda and Zambia: One of the world’s forgotten humanitarian crisis in urgent need of international attention

A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017. The situation continues to deteriorate dramatically as escalating violence, particularly in the country’s eastern region, is causing an exodus in neighboring countries. “Unfortunately, the situation is worsening day by…

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Empowering refugees to empower others

By Megan Nobert, CARE Canada Northern Zambia, along the Congolese border, is a stunning place to find oneself. The water on Lake Mweru ripples a deep dark blue. The rust-coloured earth contrasts with the saturated green of the landscape. Sugarcane grows along the road, in a land overflowing with fruit and fish. It should be a…

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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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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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