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As CARE International ranks deadliest places to be an aid worker; Syria tops the list for third year running

 19th Aug 2019    Global

For the third year in a row, Syria has remained the deadliest place to be an aid worker, according to an analysis done by CARE International. A devastating 57 aid workers have lost their lives since the beginning of this year, including 18 in Syria – the largest humanitarian death ...

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CARE calls for immediate ceasefire in Aden as vulnerable children and elderly suffer in extreme heat

 10th Aug 2019    Yemen

Following an escalation in hostilities in Aden, CARE calls for an immediate ceasefire to protect civilians affected by the fighting. On the eve of Eid al-Adha, when families should be celebrating together in peace and harmony, the latest violence demonstrates a total disregard for the people of Yemen.

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Dengue declared national epidemic in the Philippines, CARE to provide dengue prevention kits in evacuation camps

 8th Aug 2019    Philippines

A dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines after recording more than 600 deaths and over 146,000 cases in 2019 alone – a 98% increase from the previous year.

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Airport closure amounts to death sentence for thousands of sick Yemenis

 5th Aug 2019    Yemen

Three years of restrictions imposed on Yemen’s airspace by the Saudi-led coalition is preventing thousands of sick Yemeni civilians from seeking urgent medical treatment outside the country, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and CARE said today.

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Iraq: Humanitarian funding shortfall could put lives at risk, says aid organization CARE

 31st Jul 2019    Iraq

A further decrease in funding of humanitarian activities in Northern Iraq could put countless people’s lives at risk, warns the international aid organization CARE.

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CARE International appoints new Country Director in Nigeria

 24th Jul 2019    Nigeria

CARE International has announced Susana Grau Batlle as its new Country Director in Nigeria. Susana joins CARE from Counterpart International, where she served as the Director of Global Programs providing strategic leadership to their civil society global portfolio on technology and innovation.

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As UN chief visits Beira, aid agencies call for urgent action to curtail looming food crisis in Mozambique

 12th Jul 2019    Mozambique

Four months after two deadly cyclones swept through northern Mozambique, the food security situation is increasingly worsening. At least 433,000 families have had their farming land destroyed, robbing them of their main source of food and an income.

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After UN climate talks, government leaders must move from talk to emergency action

 27th Jun 2019    Germany-Luxemburg

Today marks the closing of the United Nations Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. As the most vulnerable continue to suffer from the climate emergency’s impacts, such as ongoing heat waves in Europe and record-breaking cyclones in Africa and Asia, government officials leave Bonn with moderate progress in negotiation on various ...

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Ebola Kills Over 1,500 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

 25th Jun 2019    Democratic Republic of Congo

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has now killed more than 1,500 people and infected over 2,200 since its onset last August. Lack of security in the locations where the virus has spread, which are also some of the country’s most densely populated areas, as well ...

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A win for women worldwide: Historic global treaty to end violence and harassment at work agreed today

 21st Jun 2019    Global

Two years after launching its #March4Women global campaign, CARE International applauds governments, employers, and workers for today agreeing a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work.

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