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The last breakfast

 8th Jul 2019    Yemen

“It was 7am, the whole family was having breakfast and I was about to go out with my granddaughter,” says Nasrah, recounting what began as a seemingly ordinary day in Yemen. Only things are not ordinary in Yemen, and on that day, extraordinary events changed Nasrah’s life forever.

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The day that changed our life forever

 8th Jul 2019    Yemen

Fatma is a mother of six children. Together with her husband they used to work very hard in one of the big farms in their village in Al Kushar district in Hajja. After years of hard work, they managed to build a small house with three bedrooms, one bathroom and ...

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Stop the War and Stop Separating Families: A Refugee Woman Pleads in Turkey

 20th Jun 2019    Many

“Since the first day I arrived in Turkey, six years ago, I said to myself, ‘I will come back to Syria, I will come back’. I thought I would stay in Turkey only for a month, then one month became two, two became three and here I am, six years ...

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Djordjie Kostik, Centre Co-ordinator, Miksaliste Transit Centre, Belgrade.

 19th Jun 2019    Serbia

We meet Djordjie first thing in on a typically busy morning at the centre. He’s overseeing the arrivals of new refugees while dozens of men and boys who have spent the night in the centre, sheltering from the cold Belgrade winter, are starting to wake. The centre is warm, but ...

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“I have absolutely nothing left, except the life in me.”

 19th Jun 2019    Serbia

I am the eighth of ten children, I have 8 sisters and one brother. My family didn’t agree for me to leave – it was my own idea, but they were angry and I fell out with my family. They didn’t want me to come to Europe, they wanted me ...

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I Am Now More Optimistic About My Future.

 18th Jun 2019    Many

​18-year-old Loujayn was born in Homs, Syria. Two years into the war and after her father passed away, she fled to Lebanon with her mother and four siblings.

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“As a Refugee and as a Woman, I Have Learned that We can do Anything”

 18th Jun 2019    Many

“Back in Syria, everything was different. My husband was working and I had the time to take care of the house and my children,” recalls the 37-year-old woman from Aleppo. “But now, I have to be both, the father and the mother”.

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To improve women's access to finance, stop asking them for collateral

 18th Jun 2019    Global

We know that a lack of access to finance is one of the major barriers facing women entrepreneurs in marginalised communities across the world. The women entrepreneurs we work with every day at CARE tell us, and so do the statistics: 80% of women-owned businesses with credit needs are either ...

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In the Aftermath of Cyclone Idai, Women and Girls Struggle to Cope with Menstruation.

 13th Jun 2019    Mozambique

In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the Púnguè River in Mozambique overflowed, causing catastrophic flooding across Mutua, a village in the district of Dondo. This village became the site of a large displacement camp supported by CARE.

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Eid: From Yemen

 5th Jun 2019    Yemen

Eid has always had a special place in my heart. When I was young, the evening before Eid was filled with warmth and anticipation. Since the beginning of the war – over four years ago – life has changed for everyone in Yemen.

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