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Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone image 1
2/17/15

Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone

Don’t touch.” I hear this slogan over and over again here in Sierra Leone.  I am on a visit with my colleagues from CARE Sierra Leone and our regional office for Western Africa to meet Read More

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters image 1
11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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7/23/14

Demanding More for Girls

Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More

That Wife image 1
7/17/14

That Wife

A young girl in Burundi tells how her mother's marriage at 12 has affected her own life, and how she is determined to stay in school and not become a child bride.

"My name is B, and I’ Read More

Mali – let”s not forget those who have suffered the most and seen the worst image 1
3/15/13

Mali – let”s not forget those who have suffered the most and seen the worst

Claudine Mensah Awute, Country Director with CARE Mali, describes the humanitarian crisis in the West African nation.

"Suddenly a bullet pierced the bedroom door of my children; it Read More
Cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone image 1
8/23/12

Cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

CARE began work in Sierra Leone in 1961, initially focusing on school food programs to improve children”s nutrition. More recently, CARE Serra Leone”s priorities have become Read More
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7/27/12

Sahelians in the London Olympics

Girl at a water pump repaired by CARE in a village in eastern Chad. Even in these harsh times of crisis, the people of the Sahel are finding hope. Photo: Brendan Bannon

At CARE we Read More

“I don”t want to lose another child’ image 1
1/31/12

“I don”t want to lose another child’

Melanie Brooks

Jan. 22, 2012

Dije Ousmana, 45 years old, breastfeeding her two-month-old baby Abdulahadi. Yan Sara village, Dakoro, Niger.

When Dije Ousmana looks Read More