Why home-based humanitarianism can only take us so far

CARE staff fill vans with food parcels and hygiene items, in partnership with Lebanese NGO Sanabel al-Nour. CARE distributed food and hygiene packages to 300 vulnerable families in Tripoli, Northern Lebanon.

As the world stays indoors, and individuals around the globe come together in a historical moment of solidarity to stop the spread of COVID-19, for many of the world’s most vulnerable people; lock downs, border restrictions and limitations on movement pose life-threatening challenges.

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Yemen: Two different paths

Written by Abdulhakim Al-Ansi, CARE Yemen It was 4pm and I was staying late in the office after work to do a radio interview about the humanitarian situation in Yemen. During the interview my phone was on silent, and when it finished I turned it over to see many missed calls and a message telling…

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42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature

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

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October. The Governments of Myanmar and…

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SHE TOO deserves to be free from abuse, especially in childbirth

By CARE Canada’s Rebecca Davidson Becoming a mom for the first time is a journey filled with excitement and wonder; I know this as a mom to Leo, 5, and Sadie, 2. It can also be a time filled with anxiety and fear, as I also know very well experiencing complications in both my deliveries.…

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The Forgotten Girls of South Sudan

The news has been dominated by three international crises: Ebola in West Africa, ongoing conflict in Gaza and the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Yet there is one international emergency that seems to have gone missing. In the world’s youngest country of South Sudan, tens of thousands of people have been killed by…

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Yemen: Fighting together to survive

By Bushra Aldukainah, CARE Program Manager in Yemen I will never forget the afternoon of May 29, 2015. It was a Friday, where it is culture for family to spend the day together and we usually go to my parents’ for lunch. But that specific Friday we were too busy to go. Then late that…

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