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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
It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters
At the age of 22, Mariam 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
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
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
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
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
Dead to Red Race: I Choose to Run for the Refugee
"We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile"
– Ariel Dorfman
When I was in university, I learnt about the refugee Read More
Dead to Red Race: Meet the Team
On March 13, the three year anniversary of the crisis in Syria, a CARE team of 10 will run the famous “Dead to Red” run from one sea to the other in Jordan to raise awareness and funds for the Read More
One Year On: Food insecurity and conflict still a threat for the Horn of Africa
'Let's Not Make the Same Mistakes Again'
An open letter from the Horn of Africa to the Sahel region