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CUBA Need for aid increases after IKE

 10th Sep 2008    Cuba

HAVANA, CUBA (September 10, 2008) – Still reeling from the damage caused by Hurricane Gustav, Cubans have been dealt a second severe blow by Hurricane Ike. CARE is intensifying the call for funds to aid beleaguered Cubans.

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HAITI CARE convoy sets out for flood ravaged Gonaives

 5th Sep 2008    Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (September 5, 2008) – As Haiti continues to grapple with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hanna, CARE is sending reinforcements to its disaster-relief team in the hardest-hit region.

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HAITI CARE bracing for humanitarian emergency following storm

 3rd Sep 2008    Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (September 3, 2008) – The humanitarian situation in parts of Haiti can be expected to deteriorate rapidly after tropical storm Hanna hit the country’s northern coast, CARE warned on Wednesday. Hanna, with winds reaching 70 miles per hour (113 k.p.h) and heavy rains, affected the whole ...

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INDIA Fear of water borne diseases in flood zones

 3rd Sep 2008    India

SUPAUL, INDIA (September 3, 2008) – CARE’s emergency team in the flood-affected Supaul district of Bihar state warns that standing pools of water created by the floodwaters provide a breeding ground for water-borne disease and malaria. CARE is one of the agencies coordinating with the government to provide food and ...

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ZIMBABWE CARE prepares to resume operations

 29th Aug 2008    Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (August 29, 2008) – CARE International in Zimbabwe was pleased today to receive notice the Government of Zimbabwe will permit registered humanitarian organizations to resume full operations, effective immediately. The announcement was made in a press statement from Mr. L.C. Museka, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public ...

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INDIA CARE provides emergency assistance for families affected by the flood

 29th Aug 2008    India

DELHI, INDIA (August 29, 2008) – CARE is providing emergency medical assistance and helping evacuate some of the more than 2.6 million people affected by the worst flooding in India’s Bihar state in 50 years. CARE is providing boats to evacuate families and to help deliver aid as part of ...

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Climate change joint study identifies humanitarian hotspots and warns of dire consequences

 22nd Aug 2008    Many

GENEVA & NAIROBI (August 22, 2008) – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia are among the pivotal states identified as climate change “hotspots”-- countries particularly vulnerable to the increase in extreme drought, flooding, and cyclones expected in the coming decades—according to a new report commissioned by humanitarian relief agency CARE International ...

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GEORGIA CARE suspends distributions in Khashuri for one day but continues in other areas

 16th Aug 2008    Georgia

TBILISI, GEORGIA (August 16, 2008) – CARE International in the Caucasus has suspended for today the distribution of the immediate humanitarian assistance to IDPs located in Khashuri due to a poor security situation and the presence of military and militia in the area. The existing situation prevents us from both ...

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AFGHANISTAN CARE is saddened by the murder of humanitarian workers

 14th Aug 2008    Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN (August 14, 2008) – We are saddened and dismayed by the murders of four International Rescue Committee (IRC) employees in Afghanistan. Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous and volatile countries for aid workers, with hundreds killed since the United States went to war there in 2001. Yet, dedicated ...

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GEORGIA CARE helps growing number of displaced people

 13th Aug 2008    Georgia

TBILISI, GEORGIA (August 13, 2008) – The number of people in need of emergency assistance in Georgia is growing rapidly. CARE is working together with the local government and other aid organizations to provide food, water and sanitation, beds and other non food items to tens of thousands of people ...

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