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Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal
Boarding the plane from Jakarta, I got my first indication that the Banda Aceh I was returning to wasn’t the same as the one I had left 10 years ago. “Where are you going?” the young flight Read More
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
It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters
At the age of 22, Mariam 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
Social Change and Coffee Spoons
J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons. T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as Read More
No Way Out: Child Marriage in Tanzania
This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant.
This appalling fact is one of the reasons that Read More
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
Typhoon Haiyan: Elderly Woman Becomes Breadwinner
At 61 years old, Marlyn Iradiel looks frail and when she walks, her back hunches a bit. Hard lines are visible on her face. She talks in such a soft voice that you have to inch closer to hear her Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: No More Taking Turns to Sleep
Myla Diaz, 41, has always known the value of persistence. She unfailingly persuaded her husband every day for two months to start building a new house for their family. Her husband Lino, 40, Read More
Interview With CARE Staff Rona Casil of Tacloban
From being a Haiyan survivor to CARE Philippines humanitarian worker, Rona Casil of Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: A Labor of Love
You may not understand the language, but you can guess from the sound of the conversation they are husband and wife.
Think of your own parents working together on a Read More