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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
A Safe Space for Syrian Refugees
Since the beginning of the Syria Crisis three and a half years ago, at least 191,000 people have been killed – around 8,800 of them were children.
I Was A Child Groom
I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.
A Goat Can Make You Happy
We asked women what changes they wanted to see in their lives. Their answers might surprise you.
Reading through the pile of documents at work today, I ran across a remarkable truth—a goat Read More
Syria Crisis: Gifts and Wishes
In a few days Muslims around the world will celebrate their most important religious holidays: Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, an entire month of fasting from dawn until sunset. This Read More
Demanding More for Girls
Today I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More
Crisis in West Bank and Gaza: A bedtime story for Rafiq
blog by Saaed Al Madhoun, CARE Program Officer in Gaza
Not For My Daughter
A Nepali woman talks about how she got married at 12--how she made sure that her daughter did not have to.
The fragrance of the monsoon rain soaked earth and the sight of quivering Read More
Cash, a Buffalo, and a Bicycle
That’s what GangaRam got as dowry when he married at age 10. It’s a pretty common dowry for a wedding in the Terai region of Nepal—often a young boy marrying a child bride. It’s a lot for a Read More
Syria Crisis: From Trauma to Creativity
“I was unable to speak to anyone for four months when we first fled to Jordan, not even my own family,” says Aya, 17-year-old Syrian girl. Aya is one of 22 Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian girls and Read More