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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Feb 28


ByCARE Australia February 28, 2019 0 comments

Background:Venezuela is currently experiencing the worst crisis in its recent history. As a result of the critical situation of democracy and political rights; and the socio-economic crisis that has worsened alarmingly in recent years, Venezuelans are facing unprecedented levels of extreme poverty, exacerbation of violence and insecurity, and significant deterioration of the quality of life. Consequently, over 2.6 million Venezuelans have fled into neighbouring countries including Ecuador and Colombia. CARE is currently operational in the Venezuelan border crossing areas and refugee influx points: Quito (province of Pichincha); Tulcan (province of Carchi); Machala and Huaquillas (province of El Oro including mobile service to Guayaquil) and is responding in the areas of Food security and nutrition (in partnership with WFP) providing Health service referral and SRMH through partners, Psychosocial support including legal counselling/information provision and working to reduce risks related to trafficking and women’s rights. CARE Ecuador is also working in Colombia through partners (Jesuit Service for Refugees) supporting the legal counselling to the refugees and providing cash transfers to the more vulnerable families. CARE is calling for 4 million USD to respond to the most urgent needs over the next 12 months.

Venezuela is currently experiencing the worst crisis in its recent history. The crisis is characterised by hyper-inflation, economic freefall, extreme levels of poverty and crime, and shortages of food, medicine and basic goods. This is caused by a toxic mix of socio-economic factors and a political crisis.

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Jul 26


ByCARE Australia July 26, 2018 0 comments

Supported by a yearly telethon in Denmark, CARE DK's Access project in Bajura District in Western Nepal supports women through pregnancy, birth and maternity. The project has upgraded 27 clinics with equipment and 24 attendants have been educated. Case story: Sharmila Bohara.

CARE began operations in Nepal in 1978 and was one of the first international aid agencies to work in the country. During the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, CARE was one of the first international agencies on the ground, providing lifesaving supplies to the people affected by the…

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Jul 25


ByCARE Australia July 25, 2018 0 comments

Water is a scarce resource: Millions of people in Yemen don’t have access to clean water. Most water sources have been destroyed and people have less than a glass of water a day to drink. CARE helps by repairing old water sources and building new ones. Until today, CARE provided 1.3 million Yemenis with clean water.

CARE has been continuously active in Yemen since 1993, with projects that work towards reducing poverty. CARE’s work in Yemen has a common focus on community self-help and women’s empowerment, including women’s literacy, water management, capacity building of local organisations, emergency response, and relief assistance to refugees.

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Jun 28


ByCARE Australia June 28, 2018 0 comments

Since 1974, CARE’s focus in Bangladesh has included food security and livelihoods, health and nutrition, agriculture and natural resources, climate change adaptation, women’s empowerment and reduction of violence against women, civil society strengthening, HIV/AIDS, disaster risk reduction and emergency response. Over recent years, CARE adopted rights-based programming to…

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Apr 20

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ByCARE Australia April 20, 2018 0 comments

Mukumi (12) and her little brother Orantz (1) live are IDP's living in Kishusha – Rubaya Camp in Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province in Eastern DRC, where CARE is working to help survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and to provide emergency assistance to people displaced by the conflict CARE - Democratic Republic of Congo, March 14, by Jake Lyell

After more than two decades of violence, many children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have only known war. A surge in violence across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced more than 300,000 people to flee their homes in 2018 alone. There are now more than…

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Jan 24


ByCARE Australia January 24, 2018 0 comments

In Zimbabwe, more than 72% of people live below the national poverty line, and half of Zimbabweans in rural areas don’t have access to clean water or toilets. CARE has been working in Zimbabwe since 1992, providing thousands of people with sustainable sources of clean water, teaching modern farming techniques…

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