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MYANMAR CARE receives the support of the Canton of Geneva for its emergency response

 15th May 2008    Myanmar

According to official estimates, 30,000 lost their lives and 42,000 people are missing after Cyclone Nargis ravaged areas of Myanmar (Burma) on the weekend of 3 and 4 May. These figures are nonetheless lower than other estimates, which put the number of victims as high as 100,000 or more.

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MYANMAR Misery and devastation in the Irrawaddy Delta

 10th May 2008    Myanmar

GENEVA (May 10, 2008) – CARE’s emergency assessment teams have returned to Yangon from Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta region with reports of massive destruction. ‘Whole towns and villages have been completely wiped out leaving the survivors with only what they have on their backs’, said CARE’s Country Director, Brian Agland.

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MYANMAR CAREs Country Director Speaks About The Long Road To Recovery

 9th May 2008    Myanmar

GENEVA (May 9, 2008) – Communication channels and infrastructure are slowly being repaired in Yangon allowing CARE’s Country Director, Brian Agland, to speak firsthand about life almost a week after Cyclone Nargis crossed the coastline.

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MYANMAR CARE provides lifesaving food and water to Cyclone Nargis survivors

 8th May 2008    Myanmar

GENEVA (May 8, 2008) – CARE distributed water supplies yesterday to approximately 10,000 people taking shelter in Pagodas and schools in Myanmar’s South Dagon and Thaketa townships.

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MYANMAR CARE launches appeal

 6th May 2008    Myanmar

As little as 6 euros can provide plastic sheeting to give shelter for a family or enough food for a mother and her children for a week. DONATE NOW: For Switzerland: CCP :17-586-625 and mention "Myanmar appeal". For other countries: please give through your nearest CARE Member.

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MYANMAR CARE appeals to the public as death toll from cyclone Nargis rises

 6th May 2008    Myanmar

As little as 6 euros can provide plastic sheeting to give shelter for a family or enough food for a mother and her children for a week. DONATE NOW: For Switzerland: CCP :17-586-625 and mention "Myanmar appeal". For other countries: please give through your nearest CARE Member.

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MYANMAR CARE Engaged in Cyclone Disaster

 5th May 2008    Myanmar

GENEVA (May 5, 2008) – CARE is cooperating with the UN and Myanmar government authorities to assess the destruction from Tropical Cyclone Nargis, and is prepared to respond with immediate aid. Myanmar’s state-owned television and radio reported that 4,000 people died in the storm which struck Myanmar on Saturday.

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AFGHANISTAN CARE Calls For Quality Education For All Girls Included

 21st Apr 2008    Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN (April 21, 2008) – Great achievements have been made in the education sector in Afghanistan. However, more must be done to ensure that girls are not excluded from education. Currently, only 35 percent of enrolled children are girls. And, despite overall increase in numbers of enrolled children, the percentage ...

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CARE and Oxfam call for fundamental changes in tackling global hunger and food price hikes

 18th Apr 2008    Global

April 18, 2008 – CARE and Oxfam today declared the international aid system not fit for purpose and called for fundamental changes in order to tackle the challenge of food price hikes and impending food crises in East and West Africa. The call comes at the end of a conference ...

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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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