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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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12/8/14

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

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12/3/14

A Syrian Refugee Story: When Life Takes a Turn

"Life does not always turn out the way we have planned it. A few years back I could have never imagined that my 14 year old son would be working to Read More

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11/24/14

“We need more than just words”

Storm Micha is threatening overhead with dark clouds and the beginnings of high winds and precipitation as I visit CARE Lebanon’s work with a municipality on the outskirts of Tripoli. I stand in Read More

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11/18/14

Better Hygiene means a Better Life

Many Syrian refugees in the region struggle with harsh water and sanitation conditions, especially with the weather becoming colder. CARE helps by installing water Read More

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11/14/14

International Children’s Day: Investing in a refugee child’s future means investing in Syria’s future

Salam Kanaan, Country Director of CARE Jordan, writes about the daily struggle of refugee children in Jordan who have to work to make ends meet.



When we think of Read More

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11/6/14

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

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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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10/7/14

Daily Struggle of Syrian Refugee Girls

The crisis in Syria is in its fourth year now. With International Day of the Girl approaching on 11 October, CARE is highlighting strong young girls who had to flee Read More

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10/7/14

Growing Up by Force

After a 30 minute drive from CARE Lebanon’s Tripoli office, on the outskirts of the city, we arrive at an informal camp where Syrian refugees are staying. Walking through a field full of Read More

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