Becoming a mother for the first time: Sina’s story

In Cambodia, many women used to deliver their children at home with traditional birth attendants—women within their community with no formal medical training. If women don’t have access to quality medical care, it can increase the risks for mother and baby and lead to tragic consequences. But this is now changing. Meet Sina. She is…

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Catherine Clark: What Mother’s Day means to me

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

By Catherine Clark, CARE Canada board member My mother has always been a seminal influence in my life – strong, courageous, intelligent and committed to a better world – she set an example for me from a young age that complacency in the face of injustice was simply not an option. I had the opportunity to…

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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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Helping Moms and Dads Raise Healthy Babies in Ethiopia

Written by Richard Paterson, director of program management and impact, CARE Canada Better maternal and child health means working with moms. And dads. Let me give you an example from a trip I took to Ethiopia… Last fall, I visited a remote health post in the village of Gudina Muleta in the eastern highlands of…

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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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