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Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’ image 1
11/3/14

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’

After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination Read More

World Food Day: Without Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine image 1
10/13/14

World Food Day: Without Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine

The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘family farming’ but there’s not a lot to celebrate in South Sudan where the specter of famine looms large. CARE’s Senior Advisor on Emergency Food and Read More

South Sudan: Anger bites for the women of Malakal image 1
9/8/14

South Sudan: Anger bites for the women of Malakal

by Aimee Ansari, Country Director for CARE International in South Sudan


In the shower in the Malakal UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, as I dodged a swarm of Read More

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7/15/14

Keeping the Tradition

Despite the rocky beginning to her own marriage when she was 12, Endayehu seriously considered getting her own daughters married as children to “maintain a good image” for her family.  Find out Read More

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7/7/14

Mother-in-Laws Matter

Rani is 17 years old, beautiful, confident, and committed to change.  In her village in Bangladesh, most girls get married between 12 and 14, and don’t go to school past the fifth grade.  Not Rani Read More

South Sudan: Innovative Relief for the Sick and Hungry image 1
5/5/14

South Sudan: Innovative Relief for the Sick and Hungry

Nyakoang Rieka set out from her village in the afternoon. Pregnant and with her elderly  mother and three small children in tow, she walked several  miles through the hot, dry South Sudanese Read More

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4/28/14

Sleepless in South Sudan

Aimee Ansari, Country Director, South Sudan

April 26, 2014

 

Twenty plus years in the international aid business and I’ve never been in a situation Read More

Dadaab Kenya: Porridge + Classroom = Girls' Education image 1
3/26/14

Dadaab Kenya: Porridge + Classroom = Girls' Education

“I like empowering girls with education”, Daud says enthusiastically while standing in the middle of a narrow alley that leads from the school courtyard to a small place behind the principal’s Read More

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3/20/14

22 hours and 23 minutes through the desert for Syria

CARE team of aid workers and volunteer refugee staff participates in “Dead to Red” marathon in Jordan and tells of their epic journey

On March 13th, three years after the Read More

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2/6/14

Dead to Red Race: Why We Are Running

Four months ago, I moved from Germany to Jordan to support the work of our emergency team for Syrian refugees. During these four months I have talked to a lot of refugees about their fleeing Read More

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