“We are proud of who we are”

BarbaraCAREBy Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director CARE International

“We not only hope, but plan that we can go back soon, and that we will rebuild our lives for our families and our children. We are proud of who we are and we want our homeland back.”

This is one typical message we heard from Syrian refugees living in urban settlements in Jordan during a visit in August.… Read the rest

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Why I support CARE – and why you should too

By Doug Stollery, president of the Stollery Charitable Foundation and member of CARE Canada Board of Directors

Today, over a billion people in the world are living in severe poverty.

CARE Canada is doing something about that.

CARE has the skills, the expertise, and years and years of experience in dealing with people in the developing world.… Read the rest

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Syria Crisis: Being human means feeling the pain of others

Maryah Damlaj, 24, Community Mobilization Assistant for CARE in Lebanon checks the sink installation provided by CARE to Syrian refugees in a village outside Tripoli. Photo: Mary Kate MacIsaac/CARE

Maryah Damlaj, Community Mobilization Assistant for CARE in Lebanon, checks the sink installation provided by CARE to Syrian refugees in a village outside Tripoli. Photo: Mary Kate MacIsaac/CARE

Since my childhood, I have pursued a life of good health. I have enjoyed eating nourishing foods, playing sports, singing songs, writing and drawing.  They are a part of my weekly routine.… Read the rest

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Yemen: Fighting Together to Survive

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By Bushra Aldukainah, CARE Program Manager in Yemen

I will never forget the afternoon of May 29, 2015. It was a Friday, where it is culture for family to spend the day together and we usually go to my parents’ for lunch. But that specific Friday we were too busy to go.… Read the rest

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Five reasons we should care about SDG5: Gender equality

Did you know that the fifth proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aims to achieve gender equality? As an organisation with a special focus on women and girls it’s safe to say we’re more than a little excited.

Unsure of what this could mean? Here are five great reasons why we should all get behind the fifth suggested SDG:

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Learn more about why CARE focuses on women and girls as the solution to ending global poverty.… Read the rest

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Sleepless Nights in Yemen

Daw Mohamed, CARE Yemen Country Diretcor

Daw Mohamed, CARE  Country Director in Yemen

By Daw Mohammed, CARE Country Director in Yemen

Driving through the streets of Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, my heart is heavy and burdened. It was my first time returning to Yemen since the airstrikes began in March, and it is not the same country.… Read the rest

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“Inspired by the strength of those who have lost everything”

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Fatouma Zara Soumana is part of CARE’s Gender in Emergencies Team based in Niger, and is a member of CARE’s rapid response team, which is managed by CARE Canada. Here she talks about her job and how she balances travels and family life.

As an emergency manager, you travel around 60 % of your time.Read the rest

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The Last Consultation… Closing the input stage of the World Humanitarian Summit

Gareth Price-Jones, CARE’s Senior Humanitarian Policy Coordinator

Gareth Price-Jones, CARE’s Senior Humanitarian Policy Coordinator

By Gareth Price-Jones, CARE’s Senior Humanitarian Policy Coordinator
I’ve been privileged to join the final World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation in South and Central Asia this week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and all in all it has been a mixed bag.

As my colleague Barbara Jackson reported from the Europe Consultation, the process can be problematic, and this time we’ve again had our share of contributors who have a set line they want to get included, whether or not it contributes to the discussion at hand (Full disclosure: ours concerns the criticality of an integrated approach to gender in response).… Read the rest

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Modern Agricultural Practices to empower farmers

CARE food security advisor, Kabir Ekramul

CARE food security advisor, Kabir Ekramul

Kabir Ekramul is a food security advisor for CARE. He has worked in many parts of the world on food security. In this blog he talks about ways that Nepal can progress and rebuild after the devastating earthquake by using modern agricultural practices and empowering farmers to reach their full potential.Read the rest

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Celebration or sadness? South Sudan marks four years of Independence

 “We need to think of our future and not be stuck in the past”

On July 9 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. After decades of war, the break from Sudan was celebrated across the country. From tiny villages to the new capital Juba, expectations were high.

Four years on, the country remains mired in a brutal conflict that has displaced more than two million of its people and leaving more than 7 million South Sudanese food insecure.… Read the rest

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