My foodie tour of the West Bank and Gaza

Written by Maxime Michel, a Program Manager with CARE Canada’s Humanitarian Assistance and Emergencies Team (HAET) I’m standing across from tables full of pastries, honey, cheeses, and olive oil. People hurry to buy the handmade soap before it runs out; vendors restock theirs display tables to show off their delicacies. No, I’m not at a…

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We’re global citizens now more than ever

Sylvie Madely, CARE Canada’s Vice President of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications (in above photo), travelled to Ethiopia in late 2014 with Douglas Stollery, the co-chair of our Canadians Care campaign. Together, they visited CARE Canada’s maternal and child health and food and nutrition projects funded by the Government of Canada and our wonderful donors. We…

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Gender equality: Can you ever really go home again?

Written by Margaret Capelazo, CARE Canada’s gender advisor As Canadians, we often ask ourselves the question above when visiting a childhood hometown over the holidays. Women in northern Sri Lanka are asking themselves this as they rebuild their lives after 26 years of war. Last September, I talked with some of these women to get…

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Notes from the Field: Djibouti

Like its neighbouring countries in East Africa, Djibouti faced a crisis due to the chronic lack of water and continued presence of Somali refugees, coupled with new arrivals and virtually no humanitarian organizations on the ground. Given CARE’s strength in humanitarian response and CARE Canada’s particular expertise in supporting refugee and host communities, CARE recently…

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Zambia: A pleasant surprise at a community water project

By Shannon Elliot, CARE Canada After 15 minutes heading north on the Lusaka city roads out of Zambia’s capital, we turn right into the Kanyama Compound. The CARE staff truck careens over the uneven dirt road, dark red mud and rock. I am reminded that the mineral-rich and rocky formation of Zambia has played a…

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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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