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HORN OF AFRICA Hunger Crisis Looming If Rains Fail This Month

 17th Apr 2008    Many

GENEVA (April 17, 2008) – An estimated 14 million people in the Horn of Africa are facing a food emergency just two years following the worst drought in decades, CARE International warned today. Without significant rain this month, millions of people, already left devastated and vulnerable by the 2006 emergency, ...

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CARE and OXFAM organize a forum to rethink the international response to world hunger

 14th Apr 2008    Global

GENEVA (April 14, 2008) – Despite years of international relief efforts, hunger is on the increase. An estimated 10 million people die from the effects of malnutrition each year, and 850 million suffer from hunger worldwide.

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SUDAN Two Million People Risk Being Cut Off From Assistance

 11th Apr 2008    Sudan

Fourteen international aid agencies today warned that vital assistance to millions of people across Sudan will soon be put in jeopardy unless there is renewed commitment to provide long-term funding for humanitarian flights in the country.

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AFGHANISTAN Coalition Of Aid Agencies Say Major Donors Failing Afghanistan

 25th Mar 2008    Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN (March 25, 2008) – Western countries are failing to deliver on their promises of aid to Afghanistan to the tune of $10 billion, according to a new report written by the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR). ACBAR is an alliance of 94 national and international non-governmental organizations ...

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BOLIVIA CARE distributes tools and seeds to boost recovery from disaster

 25th Mar 2008    Bolivia

BOLIVIA CARE distributes tools and seeds to boost recovery from disaster

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ECUADOR CARE responds as Ecuador struggles to weather worst floods in 25 years

 21st Mar 2008    Ecuador

ECUADOR (March 21, 2008) – The worst floods in 25 years have killed 37 people and affected an estimated 3.6 million others, according to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Coastal Areas.

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MOZAMBIQUE CARE seeks aid for cyclone victims

 19th Mar 2008    Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE (March 19, 2008) – CARE is seeking $475,000 to aid families who lost their homes and livelihoods after Cyclone Jokwe struck Mozambique on March 7-8.

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Climate Change Could Worsen Inequality between Men and Women

 8th Mar 2008    Global

GENEVA (8 March, 2008) – In poor communities around the world, natural disasters disproportionately affect women. When disasters strike, women typically have less cash savings, lower levels of education and smaller social networks to draw upon than men.

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LAOS Tackling bird flu

 3rd Mar 2008    Laos

When the latest avian influenza outbreak hit northern Laos this month, a local veterinarian picked up the phone and called the new national avian influenza hotline.

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TAJIKISTAN USAID and DFID provide USD659 000 to CAREs emergency response

 26th Feb 2008    Global

CARE has scaled up its emergency distributions of food and emergency supplies to people in crisis-stricken Tajikistan with new funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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