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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

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] 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

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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

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10/1/14

The Mathematics of Crisis: Adding Up the Facts for Action

In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which Read More

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7/23/14

Demanding More for Girls

Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More

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5/7/14

Typhoon Haiyan: A Survivor's Diary

Experiencing a disaster of Haiyan’s scale is difficult enough. Having one’s home and source of livelihood destroyed make it even tougher. But being with a loved one during a catastrophe and Read More

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5/7/14

Typhoon Haiyan: "Disaster Baby" is Now Family's Sunshine

After six months, CARE caught up with Lourdes, the mother who gave birth inside Our Mother of Perpetual Parish church in Tacloban during the height of super typhoon Haiyan. She named her baby Read More
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3/31/14

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

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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

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3/26/14

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

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