On any given day, more than 320 million people around the world are menstruating (Global Menstrual Collective). Still many people around the world lack the proper access to menstrual products, services, and information. This is period poverty.
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Lethal Combination of Climate, Conflict and COVID sees humanitarian needs rise by 17% in 2022
According to the new UN OCHA Global Humanitarian Overview 2022 sees a 17% increase in global humanitarian needs from 2021, with 274 million people in need of life-saving aid around the world and US$41 billion needed to provide this aid. In just 4 years financial requirements and the number of people in need have doubled, while 45 million people are on the brink of famine.
CARE warns of increased risks for women and girls as a new report reveals almost half of Afghans now face acute hunger
A new report reveals Afghanistan has descended deeper into an already alarming hunger crisis, exacerbated by drought, increasing displacement, rising food prices, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic decline. With 18.8 million people, close to half the population is now facing acute hunger – an almost 30% increase from the same time last year.
CARE: The People of Afghanistan Deserve Peace, Not Further Instability
CARE statement following the explosion at Kabul airport on 26 August 2021
New CARE research shows women disproportionately affected by the drought in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has experienced periodic drought over the past 30 years, but none occurring simultaneously with widespread insecurity and a global pandemic—until now. The combined effects of this triple crisis are having a devastating impact on people throughout the country, particularly on women and girls.
15 Minutes on Localizing and Decolonizing Aid
In the final episode of our March4Women series, we speak with Everjoice Win, an activist in feminist and social justice movements in her country, Zimbabwe, the African continent and globally for over 30 years. Everjoice speaks passionately about decolonizing aid and localization in the context of international development and humanitarian work—and how women are leading the charge in this very critical area.
How COVID-19 impacts women and girls with CARE’s Emily Wiseman
How COVID-19 impacts...
New COVID-19 Global Rapid Gender Analysis Addresses Concerns of Women and Girls in Pandemic
Today, CARE and the International Rescue Committee published a Rapid Gender Assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic which highlights the ways in which women, girls, and other marginalized people are likely to suffer from the pandemic.
CARE Canada and The Slaight Family Foundation in Partnership for Women and Girls in Somalia
Today, CARE Canada announced a new partnership with The Slaight Family Foundation whose $15M Global Initiative for Women and Girls will be launched to mark International Women’s Day.