Learning from local women humanitarians responding to gender-based violence

In the heart of the Jordanian desert, the camp is home to over 35,000 Syrian refugees. 60% are children and 1 in 4 households are headed by women. About 19 refugees arrive to the camp daily. The camp is classified in 4 villages, each one with a Community Center, a Health Center and a school. CARE manages all four community centers of the camp, acting as the hub organization and as a one-stop-shop that refugees visit daily for all their hanging matters and needs. Each center receives between 500-700 people each day. CARE provides recreational and psychosocial support activities, livelihood support and vocational training, cash assistance as well as referrals. Photo: Katharina Katzer/CARE

CARE’s Zainab Moallin spoke with the Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO Jordan), a women-led organization that partners with CARE, to understand what we can learn from women-led organizations as they navigate the impacts of the coronavirus in their humanitarian contexts and take steps to support vulnerable women and girls at risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

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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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10 things you might not know about how CARE delivers aid

From camels helping deliver aid, using bees to adapt to climate change, and reaching millions of people worldwide – we dug into our archives to find a few facts you might not know about CARE’s emergency efforts… 1. Emergency response: With on-going programs in many of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, CARE has emergency response…

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