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12/18/14

The World Helped Us, So I Am Ready to Help Others

In the haunted days after the tsunami, midwife Ibu Sinarti was given the chance to flee the devastation, and return to the safety of Jakarta, the capital. She had been severely injured the day the Read More

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12/18/14

Emergency CARE Packages, 10 Years Later

I couldn’t believe it. Ten years after the tsunami, the emergency CARE packages we distributed are still being used.


When I thought of asking people if they still had any of the Read More

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12/18/14

Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal

Boarding the plane from Jakarta, I got my first indication that the Banda Aceh I was returning to wasn’t the same as the one I had left 10 years ago. “Where are you going?” the young flight 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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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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12/5/14

Syrian refugees in Egypt:

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence CARE’s Johanna Mitscherlich reflects on meeting Marwa, a young Syrian woman whose family was forced to flee from Syria to Egypt almost Read More

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12/3/14

Face of Anguish

“I want to tell you the story of how I got here,” the 32 year old woman starts telling me her story with a smile on her face. She likes to call herself Azab, which in Arabic means “anguish.” Read More

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12/3/14

We Cannot Let Syrian Refugees Down

Since September I have spent a significant amount of time in the Middle East to help coordinate CARE’s Syria Response. I have worked in numerous complex emergency situations in different countries Read More

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11/21/14

Rapid Funds Leads to Rapid Response: CARE in Turkey

On the morning of November 5, I joined the CARE Turkey field team responding to the needs of recently-arrived refugees from Kobane, Syria. CARE was one of the first agencies on the ground, with 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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