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1/21/18

Suffering in Silence – Ten Most Underreported Humanitarian Crises in 2017

Natural disasters and conflicts make headlines — yet with the highest number of refugees since World War II and with an uptick and intensification of natural disasters in the past years, many Read More

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12/18/14

Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal

Boarding the plane from Jakarta, I got my first indication that the Banda Aceh I was returning to wasn’t the same as the one I had left 10 years ago. “Where are you going?” the young flight Read More

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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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10/21/14

Images of a Life Gone By

From female taxi driver and entrepreneur to refugee, Fatimé is rebuilding her life from scratch.


Her entire life is spread out in front of her: vacations in Cameroun, 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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3/31/14

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

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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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