Ukraine: What would you bring if you had to flee in a hurry?

A young girl sitting on a bed, holding a stuffed animal cat.

More than 13 million people have left their homes since the escalation of the war in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Most were only able to take a few essential items with them and had to leave everything else behind. In times of uncertainty, trauma, and fear, it is sometimes the little things that give us hope and strength. Often it is something that reminds us of home.

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Ukraine: “It is terrifying when rockets fly your way”

Maria and Bohdan standing shoulder to shoulder, smiling at the camera.

The war escalated six months ago, on February 24. On February 27, the first drivers were already behind the wheel, driving to Kyiv to evacuate two families. They now drive to towns in Kharkiv, Kherson, Donetsk, Dnipropetrosvsk, Mykolaiv and Odesa—areas that are heavily affected and very dangerous.

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A Humanitarian Response to Drought Ravaged Communities in Northern Kenya: Adopting Mobile Technology

Over 3.5 million people are facing severe hunger in Kenya. To access the communities affected by drought and unreachable due to safety concerns and poor road infrastructure, CARE International in Kenya adopted an existing fintech platform to disburse cash transfers. Mobile Cash transfers via money platforms are an easy and sustainable method of supporting individuals during a humanitarian crisis such as what is being experienced in Northern Kenya,” says Maureen Miruka, CARE Kenya Country Director.

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