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ZIMBABWE food crisis looms if donors do not fund WFP appeal

 2nd Oct 2008    Zimbabwe

The UN has said three million people are already reliant on aid, and that figure could rise to five million. CARE is one of WFP’s largest partners in Zimbabwe, and is also a member of the Consortium for Southern African Food Emergency food distribution program funded by USAID Food for ...

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AFGHANISTAN Aid agencies ask UN for support to continue working

 25th Sep 2008    Afghanistan

KABUL (September 25, 2008) – 28 aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year: twice as many as in 2007. Aid agencies are now directly targeted by armed opposition groups in Afghanistan and access to communities in need is constantly shrinking. In a letter to the UN ...

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HAITI Meeting immediate needs and planning for the next storm

 15th Sep 2008    Haiti

GONAIVES, HAITI (September 15, 2008) – As aid begins to reach survivors of a devastating series of tropical storms, CARE is calling for a longer-term strategy to reduce the impact of the next emergency in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

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CUBA Need for aid increases after IKE

 10th Sep 2008    Cuba

HAVANA, CUBA (September 10, 2008) – Still reeling from the damage caused by Hurricane Gustav, Cubans have been dealt a second severe blow by Hurricane Ike. CARE is intensifying the call for funds to aid beleaguered Cubans.

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HAITI CARE convoy sets out for flood ravaged Gonaives

 5th Sep 2008    Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (September 5, 2008) – As Haiti continues to grapple with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hanna, CARE is sending reinforcements to its disaster-relief team in the hardest-hit region.

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HAITI CARE bracing for humanitarian emergency following storm

 3rd Sep 2008    Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (September 3, 2008) – The humanitarian situation in parts of Haiti can be expected to deteriorate rapidly after tropical storm Hanna hit the country’s northern coast, CARE warned on Wednesday. Hanna, with winds reaching 70 miles per hour (113 k.p.h) and heavy rains, affected the whole ...

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INDIA Fear of water borne diseases in flood zones

 3rd Sep 2008    India

SUPAUL, INDIA (September 3, 2008) – CARE’s emergency team in the flood-affected Supaul district of Bihar state warns that standing pools of water created by the floodwaters provide a breeding ground for water-borne disease and malaria. CARE is one of the agencies coordinating with the government to provide food and ...

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ZIMBABWE CARE prepares to resume operations

 29th Aug 2008    Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (August 29, 2008) – CARE International in Zimbabwe was pleased today to receive notice the Government of Zimbabwe will permit registered humanitarian organizations to resume full operations, effective immediately. The announcement was made in a press statement from Mr. L.C. Museka, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public ...

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INDIA CARE provides emergency assistance for families affected by the flood

 29th Aug 2008    India

DELHI, INDIA (August 29, 2008) – CARE is providing emergency medical assistance and helping evacuate some of the more than 2.6 million people affected by the worst flooding in India’s Bihar state in 50 years. CARE is providing boats to evacuate families and to help deliver aid as part of ...

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Climate change joint study identifies humanitarian hotspots and warns of dire consequences

 22nd Aug 2008    Many

GENEVA & NAIROBI (August 22, 2008) – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia are among the pivotal states identified as climate change “hotspots”-- countries particularly vulnerable to the increase in extreme drought, flooding, and cyclones expected in the coming decades—according to a new report commissioned by humanitarian relief agency CARE International ...

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