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Typhoon Hagupit: From Being Afraid to Being Prepared image 1
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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11/21/14

Rapid Funds Leads to Rapid Response: CARE in Turkey

On the morning of November 5, I joined the CARE Turkey field team responding to the needs of recently-arrived refugees from Kobane, Syria. CARE was one of the first agencies on the ground, with 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

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

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10/1/14

The Mathematics of Crisis: Adding Up the Facts for Action

In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which 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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7/30/14

Bentiu, South Sudan – Peter’s Story

By Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International


Peter Bothi is a storekeeper with the CARE South Sudan team in Bentiu. He is in charge of maintaining the Read More

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7/9/14

South Sudan: Six Steps to Sustainable Peace

Simon Chol is a peace-building advisor for CARE South Sudan and former combatant in the fight for independence. Three years after independence for South Sudan, Simon asks what went wrong, and Read More

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