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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
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
Typhoon Haiyan: Returning to Normalcy After a Harsh Year
It’s been almost one year since I was last in Tacloban on the Philippines island of Leyte. A few days after typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – made landfall, I arrived in 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
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!
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
“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
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
"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
Typhoon Haiyan: Building Safer Shelter From the Storm
There’s a loud crackling sound to rain when it hits a tarp, especially during a heavy tropical storm. You look up and wonder if the downpour is going to break through and unleash a torrent. You Read More