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Dear Mr. President, grow Africa’s economy by shrinking the gender gap
by Holly Frew
Milca lives in Kobodo, a small town in western Kenya close to where President Barack Obama’s father was born. Just 24, Milca, her husband and two small children Read More
Tanzania: Happy International Women's Day
All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. The theme for 2015 is ‘Make it Happen’ and it Read More
Women Must be at the Center of Ebola Response
Today a major international donor conference is taking place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Read More
Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone
“Don’t touch.” I hear this slogan over and over again here in Sierra Leone. I am on a visit with my colleagues from CARE Sierra Leone and our regional office for Western Africa to meet Read More
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
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
Orphaned by Ebola: A Life in Limbo
While assessing the effects of Ebola on the lives of children in Moyamba district, Southern Sierra Leone, I met 17-year-old Josephine Ngagba. Her story broke my heart. But it also strengthened Read More
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: Sheltering the Vulnerable
CARE International in Uganda reaches out to the most vulnerable in the emergency response following the recent influx of thousands of South Sudanese Refugees into northern Uganda.
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