A simple stitch that saves lives in South Sudan

A baby boy sits on a table while his b=mother holds is hand smiling and a doctor examines him at a clinic.

When Rebecca Nyayuol arrived at Pariang hospital in February 2021 she was filled with anxiety. She was three months pregnant, and although she looked healthy, Rebecca had already gone through the traumatic experience of miscarriage not once, but five times. But unlike her previous pregnancies, this time Rebecca was able to receive the vital ante-natal support she needed at a CARE-supported health facility.

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Famine action letter

Mohammed Ali, a 3-year-old child who has been suffering from malnutrition for two years. Mohammed, his two siblings, and his parents often eat only one meal a day consisting of yogurt and bread. Khalid Al-Ashmori/CARE

With 45 million people on the brink of famine, CARE is joining non-government organizations (NGOs) calling on world leaders to take urgent action.

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Adapting to the pandemic

Savings group Kyauta Mata in Niger. They were able to obtain funding to set up a small business for making masks. Ollivier Girard/CARE

While COVID-19 has meant adjusting our path, our work fighting poverty, saving lives in emergencies, and creating a better, more equal world continues. Here are some great examples of how we’ve adapted during the pandemic:

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A ray of hope for refugee women in Uganda

Refugee women making masks in Uganda

For a group of women tailors located in a village in Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement zone, all has not been lost during the pandemic. Their story is a true reflection of the old adage “every cloud has a silver lining” thanks to CARE and support from UN Women.

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