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12/8/15

A Good Life is Waiting for Me

Meet Thumpa. At 16 years of age, she's slight and shy, but she's already made a decision that will change her life for the better. She has prevented her own child marriage.

Last year, her 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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11/14/14

Personal Account from Syria's Refugees: Remembering What Compassion and Warmth Feel Like

More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is 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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7/30/14

Bentiu, South Sudan – Peter’s Story

By Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International


Peter Bothi is a storekeeper with the CARE South Sudan team in Bentiu. He is in charge of maintaining the Read More

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5/5/14

South Sudan: Innovative Relief for the Sick and Hungry

Nyakoang Rieka set out from her village in the afternoon. Pregnant and with her elderly  mother and three small children in tow, she walked several  miles through the hot, dry South Sudanese Read More

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2/26/14

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

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2/26/14

Dead to Red Race: From Dadaab to Syria, With Love

It has been four months now since Johanna has left our office in Bonn, Germany, to move to Jordan and support CARE’s communications of the emergency response for Syrian refugees.

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2/21/14

Humanity Is the Best Medicine

The harsh winter makes life for Syrian refugees in Lebanon even harder. CARE Lebanon distributes blankets and floormats to more than 16,000 refugees and provides them with cash so they can buy Read More

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10/29/13

Crisis in Syria: “I want to invent a medicine that helps against sadness.”

By Johanna Mitscherlich

Do we risk it or not? Is the coast clear?  Are they still shooting? Have the tanks finally rolled away? Are we out of reach of their airplanes and their Read More

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