2 page summary of the Made By Women Impact Report for 2018
Water or Food?
Imagine being pregnant but having to choose between eating enough food and drinking enough water. Women affected by the drought have to make that difficult choice.
Cambodia’s worst drought in decades, brought on by El Niño, has left many of the most vulnerable without access to water. CARE and People in Need have been prioritizing those hardest hit—the old, the young, pregnant mothers, those with disabilities and those without access to any other support.
CARE worked in Cambodia between 1973 and 1975, distributing food, providing medical assistance and improving education. From 1975 onwards CARE worked to support the millions of Cambodian refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge and were living in camps along the Thai-Cambodian border.
In 1990, we returned to Cambodia, working with the United Nations to help 370,000 Cambodian refugees return to their homes. Over the years, CARE has shifted its focus in Cambodia from short-term, vital relief operations, to long-term projects in health, education and rural development.
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Girls Lead the Way
In Cambodia's remote northeast province of Ratanakiri, CARE has been opening up educational opportunities over the last decade for children in ethnic minority communities. In this region, many girls were dropping out of school due to high domestic workloads.
Short Term Disaster Response Have Long Term Value
A well-planned response can have a lasting impact beyond the duration of the issue and even help people be more prepared for the next time disaster strikes.
El Niño Brings Droughts in Cambodia
Health risks of low water levels alleviated by water tanks and filters
Helping the Hardest Hit when Natural Disasters Occur
When disaster strikes, it is those with the least support who are some of the most affected.
Water or Food?
Imagine being pregnant but having to choose between eating enough food and drinking enough water. Women in Cambodia affected by the drought have to make that difficult choice.
Teach a Woman to Farm and She Will Teach a Village
In the Koh Kong province of Cambodia, CARE is tackling poverty by teaching women to become innovators.