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CARE’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

a woman wears a medical face mask in front of a clay building.

Photo: Nadi Jessica/CARE

Photo: Nadi Jessica/CARE

From the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to a historic U.S. election season, here are the most popular stories CARE published this year.

A girl shields her eyes from the sun with her arm over her brow.
Photo: Jakob Dall/CARE

10. How We Can Reduce Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely have adverse and disproportionate effects on women and girls around the world, particularly in the rise of gender-based violence. CARE is working to prevent and respond to this issue in 24 countries. Read More

A teenage girl and a man cry in front of a wrecked storefront
Photo: Milad Ayoub/CARE Lebanon

9. One Family’s Close Call During Beirut’s Deadly Explosions Motivated Them to Help Rebuild

A father, daughter and dozens of others from their nearby town drive in daily offering food and other support. Read More

A woman holds her head while sitting in a refugee camp
Photo: Josh Estey/CARE

8. A Look at How Refugees Around the World Are Living During COVID-19

From Venezuelan migrants in Ecuador to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, this photo essay gives a glimpse into how displaced people are coping amid a pandemic. Read More

Firemen stand in the rubble of a destroyed city block.
Photo: Milad Ayoub/CARE Lebanon

7. Massive Explosions Devastate Beirut

Deadly double blasts obliterate the city’s port and country’s tenuous food supply. Read More

Two women in face masks hold up a sign that read
Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

6. 5 Reasons Why U.S. Women and People of Color Are Especially Vulnerable to COVID-19

In a historic first, CARE brings its global expertise to the context of COVID-19 in the United States, revealing how systematic injustice and discrimination puts marginalized communities at a disadvantage during the pandemic. Read More

A woman in a face mask sells cloth masks
Photo: Nadi Jessica/CARE

5. Overcoming Global Unemployment During COVID-19: ‘I Still Have Hope’

The COVID-19 pandemic has eliminated 277 billion hours of paid work as of June 30, the equivalent of 400 million full-time jobs. Unlike previous economic crises, those job losses are hitting women the hardest. Read More

Three people stand in front of the U.S. Capitol
Photo: Liz Ligon/CARE

4. 5 Reasons Why Your Vote Matters in 2020

In 2020, it’s time we all commit to creating a just and equal world for all. As advocates, as a community, as a nation, we can’t wait any longer. Read More

A woman sitting in an office smiles.
Photo: CARE

3. Michelle Nunn on COVID-19: 5 Things We Can Do

CARE USA President and CEO Michelle Nunn shares five things we can do to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read More

A woman with a child on her back stands outside in front of a wall
Photo: Josh Estey/CARE

2. Suffering in Silence IV

The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2019. Read More

A woman sits on jerry cans in a crowd of people
Photo: Peter Caton/CARE

1. 5 Reasons Why Women and Girls Are Particularly Vulnerable to COVID-19

Although men and the elderly are said to be at higher risk of severe illness due to COVID-19, women and girls living in poverty and amid humanitarian crises face unique challenges. Read More

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