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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
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
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
Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Water and Protect Staff: Lessons from Dadaab, Kenya
The following text is an excerpt from a 2013 paper written by CARE Canada’s Jessie Thomson and Brooke Gibbons for the Canadian Humanitarian Conference in October 2013 about Read More
Interview With CARE Staff Rona Casil of Tacloban
From being a Haiyan survivor to CARE Philippines humanitarian worker, Rona Casil of Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: A Labor of Love
You may not understand the language, but you can guess from the sound of the conversation they are husband and wife.
Think of your own parents working together on a Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: Overwhelming the Senses
Anita Mariano, 70, lost her eyesight eight years back. She had a bad headache, decided to sleep it off, and when she awoke, she could no longer see.
Although safely Read More