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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

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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

Typhoon Haiyan: "Disaster Baby" is Now Family's Sunshine image 1
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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4/28/14

Sleepless in South Sudan

Aimee Ansari, Country Director, South Sudan

April 26, 2014

 

Twenty plus years in the international aid business and I’ve never been in a situation Read More

Typhoon Haiyan: No More Taking Turns to Sleep image 1
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

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

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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

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

Dead to Red Race: "I Am Running for University Students in Syria" image 1
2/26/14

Dead to Red Race: "I Am Running for University Students in Syria"

Three years ago, I was studying economics at the University of Damascus. For me, these were the best days of my life. I guess it’s the same everywhere in the world; when we finish high school Read More

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