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2020 Hurricanes season threatens to crash down on most vulnerable already reeling from COVID-19

 29th May 2020    Many

A climate change exacerbated hurricane season may cause massive human suffering if preparedness activities are not stepped up, warns CARE. Hurricane season in the Caribbean is due to start on June 1st, and this year could be more deadly than ever.

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COVID-19 could have disastrous implications for 12 million breastfeeding women and their babies in high risk countries, warns CARE International

 29th May 2020    Many

According to recent data from the INFORM risk database, eight countries face the highest risk of the health and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 community transmission. Within this population a CARE International analysis estimates that there are around 12 million breastfeeding mothers and more than 1.6 million pregnant women. In these ...

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South Sudan NGO Forum strongly condemns killing of humanitarian workers during intercommunal violence

 22nd May 2020    South Sudan

The South Sudan NGO Forum deeply condemns the killing of three humanitarian workers and the widespread intercommunal violence that has plagued Jonglei State and other parts of the country for several months

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New CARE report: how COVID-19 is changing gender norms in West Africa

 20th May 2020    Many

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 20 May, 2020. Women are excluded from information sharing on COVID-19 and from key high level decision making processes at national and regional level, says a new West Africa CARE gender analysis. Despite this, the analysis reveals how coronavirus is also creating opportunities to disrupt deeply entrenched ...

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CARE endorses Global Call to Action in the Garment Industry to protect workers’ income, health and employment during the COVID-19 pandemic

 19th May 2020    None

CARE International has endorsed the COVID19 Call to Action in the Global Garment Industry, which aims to generate action by all stakeholders in the global garment industry to protect the income, health and employment of workers during the COVID19 pandemic.

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First COVID-19 case in Rohingya camp could potentially lead to an unprecedented humanitarian disaster, warns CARE

 15th May 2020    Bangladesh

The first COVID-19 case in the Rohingya camp of Cox’s Bazar could potentially lead to thousands of new infections; putting the world’s largest refugee camp on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.

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As funding dries up, millions in crises risk “being left to battle this pandemic alone”

 12th May 2020    None

CARE welcomes the launch of the revised UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan’s (GHRP), including an increased target (to $6.7 billion) and emphasis on Gender Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services which are so critically needed at this time.

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Stranded and forgotten: Bosnia’s migrants and refugees left to themselves

 12th May 2020    None

Strict prevention measures related to Covid-19 hamper assistance to homeless migrants and refugees / CARE urgently calls for respect of humanitarian standards and EU asylum rights.

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South Sudan: Rising coronavirus cases coincide with start of lean season

 12th May 2020    South Sudan

As South Sudan has seen a spike in the number of coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, with numbers rising to 174 as of 11th May, the population of the world’s youngest country is also facing potential risks with the upcoming lean season.

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18 aid agencies call on the governments in the region to allow refugees stranded in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea to disembark

 7th May 2020    Many

Today, 18 humanitarian agencies are urging the countries on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea to conduct search and rescue operations to save the lives of refugees and asylum seekers stranded at sea and allow them to disembark on their shores where they should be provided with adequate assistance.

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