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1/26/15

Malawi: A Story of Loss

​At Nyachilenda campsite we met Grace Lawrence, a 20-year old woman from Nyachikanda village, traditional authority Ndamera in Nsanje. She and her Read More

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12/15/14

2014: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE aid worker Johanna Mitscherlich looks back on 12 months of working with Syrian refugees – and pays tribute to their resilience and the small acts of humanity that can make a big Read More

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12/8/14

Typhoon Hagupit: From Being Afraid to Being Prepared

CARE Philippines staff Rona Casil shares her experience with Typhoon Hagupit. 



“Not another Haiyan, please!”, was my first thought when I learned about a potential Read More

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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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11/6/14

Typhoon Haiyan: Returning to Normalcy After a Harsh Year

It’s been almost one year since I was last in Tacloban on the Philippines island of Leyte. A few days after typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – made landfall, I arrived in Read More

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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

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3/26/14

Dadaab, Kenya: Disability is not Inability!

Welcome to Dagahaley Refugee Camp in the Kenyan town of Dadaab. We are at Juba Primary School, Special Needs Education unit.  In this class, there are eight pupils - 5 girls and 3 boys - all of Read More

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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

3/26/14

Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Water and Protect Staff: Lessons from Dadaab, Kenya

The following text is an excerpt from a 2013 paper written by CARE Canada’s Jessie Thomson and Brooke Gibbons for the Canadian Humanitarian Conference in October 2013 about 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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