Photo story, Cambodia: Putting health first at work

Maly works as a line leader at a busy garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is 8 months pregnant with her second child, and as you can imagine, sometimes her job can be very tiring and demanding. But there are perks of working at her company, and she has joined CARE’s contraceptive training program…

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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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El Niño drought: Kimiya’s story

The El Niño weather system has caused an extreme drought in Ethiopia. Crops have failed completely in large areas of the country, and more than 10 million people depend on food assistance from the government and aid agencies like CARE. Kimiya Amedu is one of them. Kimiya is a 26 year-old mother of two and…

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Philippines: A woman in action

Written by: Dennis Amata, Information and Communications Manager, CARE Philippines It was a sunny morning in the laid-back village of Plaridel in the town of Dagami, Leyte. People started entering a small community chapel to attend CARE’s Community Risk Assessment training. Rizalyn Biong, a 28-year-old mother of three, held the microphone and started the training…

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Crisis in Yemen: Saving lives, giving hope

By Lucy Beck, Emergency Response Specialist at CARE Keeping your sense of self and, as a women, your femininity, can be hard when bombs are falling all around you and you’re running out of food and water, let alone makeup and perfume. But it is important. Keeping hope alive and holding on to the things…

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A patient community: Ramatou’s story

Seated in a circle around a savings box on a sand floor in the village of Hamdallaye in Niger, 24 women have found their way out of poverty – together. By Therese Leine Sogard Can “number seven” please approach? “Number seven” stands up from the patterned straw mat, rubs away the folds in her pink…

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Syrian refugees in Jordan: Living in limbo

By Laurie Lee, Chief Executive of CARE International UK A few days ago, I visited Azraq camp in Jordan, for refugees from Syria. 30,000 people who have fled the war in Syria now live in this camp. I met Kansa and her two children – one a baby only three months old. Kansa, her children…

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