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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
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
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
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.
Typhoon Haiyan: Elderly Woman Becomes Breadwinner
At 61 years old, Marlyn Iradiel looks frail and when she walks, her back hunches a bit. Hard lines are visible on her face. She talks in such a soft voice that you have to inch closer to hear her Read More
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
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