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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

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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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10/22/13

Crisis in Syria: Packing My Suitcase

By Johanna Mitscherlich, October 2013

 

I am moving my belongings from one corner of my flat to another, stacking shirts, pants and jackets, piling books and my Read More

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4/10/13

CRISIS IN DRC: Goma Calling …

Two weeks ago, Yawo Douvon, CARE's country director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), found himself showing Angelina Jolie and U.K. foreign Read More

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4/15/11

The Respectful Road to Recovery

CARE distributes hot meals twice a day in three evacuation centers in Yamada, northern Japan. Photo CARE Japan

By Futaba Kaiharazuka, (Assistant Program Director, Emergency Response, CARE Japan Read More

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4/8/11

Japan, four weeks later – the challenges ahead

By Robert Laprade

CARE Emergency Team in Japan

April 6, 2011

Robert Laprade, CARE Emergency Team Leader in northern Japan. Photo: CARE

These are my last days in Read More

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3/31/11

The Restoration of a Once Beautiful Town


By Futaba Kaiharazuka, (Assistant Program Director, Emergency Response, CARE Japan)

800 people have sought shelter in a Read More
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3/25/11

A post-apocalyptic world - Blog from the CARE emergency team in Northern Japan

After we had an early morning planning session over Japanese breakfast, we drove to the coast of Iwate prefecture. We came to a small city called Miyako, and while we were driving around the Read More

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3/24/11

A Blizzard in the Disaster Zone: Blog from the CARE emergency team in Northern Japan

By Robert Laprade

CARE Emergency Team in Japan

March 23, 2011

“Today we have arrived in Northern Japan. We flew from Tokyo, Japan”s capital city, to Read More

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1/18/10

A companion at the end

by Rick Perera, CARE's emergency media officer in Haiti

January 18, 2009

Its name, Hôpital La Paix, means Peace ’” but this massively overflowing hospital is anything Read More

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