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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 Religion Teaches Violence
"People of all faiths use religion as a reason to marry their children young, but no religion has ever sanctioned child marriage." Read about CARE's experiences of religion and Child 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
I Was A Child Groom
I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.
A Goat Can Make You Happy
We asked women what changes they wanted to see in their lives. Their answers might surprise you.
Reading through the pile of documents at work today, I ran across a remarkable truth—a goat Read More
Cash, a Buffalo, and a Bicycle
That’s what GangaRam got as dowry when he married at age 10. It’s a pretty common dowry for a wedding in the Terai region of Nepal—often a young boy marrying a child bride. It’s a lot for a Read More
Rani is 17 years old, beautiful, confident, and committed to change. In her village in Bangladesh, most girls get married between 12 and 14, and don’t go to school past the fifth grade. Not Rani Read More
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
Dadaab, Kenya: No Limits for Ismail
In humanitarian aid, we use categories of vulnerability to make sure that we always reach those who need support more than others but might get overlooked too quickly. Unaccompanied minors, Read More
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