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Syrian refugees in Jordan: Living in limbo

2/3/16

by Holly Frew, CARE USA

Life as a refugee is a life in waiting. They are safe from violence but their lives are on hold. They...

Yemen – The crisis the world forgot

1/13/16

Small talk can be difficult with someone who lives in Yemen.

Questions about family often turn to dead relatives.

Talk about a bad...

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10/23/15

To the Girls of the World: Don’t Wait for War to Discover Your Strength

Raneem Alhomsi, 16 – from Daraa, Syria, now living in Jordan as told to Mary Kate MacIsaac, CARE Regional Syria Response Communications Coordinator

Even before the war, life wasn’t Read More

10/23/15

Syrian Refugees: We Don’t Want Resettlement, We Want to Go Home

Nuzha and Ali Alhamud fled Syria two years ago with only seven of their eight children.  Their eldest is 19 – she chose to stay in Syria with her husband when the rest of the family decided it was Read More

In West Hararghe, Ethiopia, erratic and insufficient rains have damaged families crops and livelihoods. Unofficial government sources disclose that likely 150,000 people are in need of food supplies.
10/23/15

El Niño: “Everything has changed”

People of north-eastern Ethiopia say they have never experienced conditions as extreme as the current drought caused by El Niño.

The global weather phenomenon known as “El Niño” is Read More

A boy in the rain in Nepal
10/21/15

Six Months After the Nepal Earthquakes: Winter is Coming

By Lucy Beck

Arriving back in Kathmandu airport after nearly six months from my initial visit is a surreal experience. Gone are the piles of rubbish, plastic and ‘left luggage’ that was all Read More

10/21/15

Chocolate as a Force for Change

What do you think about when you hear “cocoa”? Of course, chocolate comes to mind. Chocolate cake. Hot chocolate. Chocolate truffles. Whatever the cocoa or chocolate product, one thing is certain Read More

10/21/15

Nepal Earthquake: One Remote Mountain Community Builds Itself Back

In Banskhara village, north eastern Nepal, the only house left standing after the April 2015 earthquake was shopkeeper Binisha Tamamang’s home and shop. Made out of wood and corrugated iron it was Read More

10/20/15

Nepal’s Earthquake Babies

Childbirth is never an easy thing, especially not in the aftermath of a major earthquake that has destroyed your home, livelihood and health facilities. Add to this the facts that you are carrying Read More

10/20/15

Tomatoes Help Keep Nepalese Men at Home After Earthquake

37-year-old Som Bahadur Tamang studiously makes his way up and down the rows of young tomato seedlings; watering and de-weeding them with a tenderness and care not often seen. They are precious Read More

Mirsi B.K from Mulpani village received various items including a hygiene kit, iron sheets and vegetable seeds from CARE. She plans to demolish her house and make a new one from the iron sheeting she received from CARE.
10/13/15

Nepal: Six Months After the Earthquake, Constructing New Shelter

Mirsi B.K from Mulpani village received various items including a hygiene kit, iron sheets and vegetable seeds from CARE. She plans to demolish her house and make a new one from the iron sheeting Read More

“Before, only some students at our school wore uniforms, but now we all have them.  It makes us happy and we no longer feel indecisive about attending school.”  - A grade 3 girl
9/11/15

Dresses are more than fashion: How a simple act by local school management committees made school a reality

The start of a new school year often elicits excitement of seeing friends, new pens and notebooks, and even a fresh school uniform. However, for many students from poor households in Bangladesh, Read More

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