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2014: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees image 1
12/15/14

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

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’ image 1
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

Dadaab, Kenya: Disability is not Inability! image 1
3/26/14

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: Porridge + Classroom = Girls' Education image 1
3/26/14

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

3/26/14

Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Water and Protect Staff: Lessons from Dadaab, Kenya

The following text is an excerpt from a 2013 paper written by CARE Canada’s Jessie Thomson and Brooke Gibbons for the Canadian Humanitarian Conference in October 2013 about Read More

Dead to Red Race: I Choose to Run for the Refugee image 1
2/26/14

Dead to Red Race: I Choose to Run for the Refugee

"We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile"

– Ariel Dorfman

 

When I was in university, I learnt about the refugee Read More