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CARE Norway names Mrs Marte Gerhardsen as its new secretary general

 14th Jan 2008    Global

"I am very excited to take on this challenging position" says Mrs Gerhardsen. "CARE is an exciting and strong organisation, and I look forward to making the organisation better known to the Norwegian people."

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Kenya violence has long term consequences

 14th Jan 2008    Kenya

NAIROBI (January 14, 2008) – In the aftermath of post-election violence, CARE staff visiting camps and settlements for internally displaced people in western Kenya have found a major crisis. Thousands of individuals and families are seeking refuge in churches, police stations and schools because their homes were destroyed.

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SOMALIA Aid agencies warn of impending humanitarian catastrophe as crisis deteriorates further

 30th Oct 2007    Somalia

39 NGOs warned of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Somalia and an impending humanitarian catastrophe.

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INDONESIA Earthquake Hit Island of Sumatra

 12th Sep 2007    Indonesia

GENEVA (September 12, 2007) – CARE is mobilizing its resources after an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Southern Sumatra, Indonesia today.

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NICARAGUA Food Critical for Hurricane Felix Survivors

 10th Sep 2007    Nicaragua

People in isolated communities on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua are running out of food nearly a week after Hurricane Felix hit the region.

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PERU Earthquake CARE Assessment Teams Report Damage and Increased Need

 21st Aug 2007    Peru

CARE assessment teams in the communities hardest hit by Wednesday’s 8.0-magnitude earthquake along the south coast of Peru report that an estimated 30,000 families are without homes, and 80 percent of the buildings in Pisco and 25 percent in Ica have collapsed.

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SOUTH ASIA CARE launches appeal for more than 5 mio for floods

 8th Aug 2007    Many

CARE is launching an appeal for more than US$5 million to provide relief in South Asia, where floods are affecting an estimated 35 million people. CARE is currently providing emergency relief in Pakistan, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, where millions of people in flood affected areas across the region are suffering ...

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PAKISTAN Case Study Bakht Ali an Orphan Caught in the Floods

 24th Jul 2007    Pakistan

Bakht Ali, 5, used to live with his parents in Shahi Gadroo village in Pakistan's Sindh Province. Bakht's father worked cultivating farm land for the village land owner.

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MALI NIGER BURKINA FASO Food Crisis Is Inevitable In Africas Poorest Nations

 10th Jul 2007    Many

Devastating but preventable food crises will hit the world's poorest countries yet again because of a failure to address the root causes of the problem.

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PAKISTAN Case Study of a Widow Surviving the Flood

 8th Jul 2007    Pakistan

Naz Bibi, a 45-year old widow, was living with her two young children in the village of Jhangeer Khan Khosoo in Shadadkot, one of the districts that has been most affected by recent flooding in Pakistan’s Sindh Province.

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