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World Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women More dangerous to be a woman than a soldier

 24th Nov 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

November 24, 2008 – On the eve of the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, CARE staff report it is more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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DRC GOMA 20 per cent of displaced families may be headed by single mothers

 24th Nov 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

The ongoing conflict in North Kivu is tearing families apart and leaving an increasing number of mothers to care for their children alone.

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SOUTH AFRICA CAREs first Global Conference on Poverty opens in Johannesburg

 9th Nov 2008    South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG (November 9, 2008) – The launch of CARE’s Global Conference on Poverty comes at a time of increased suffering around the world, but also a time of hope – and of change.

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DRC Tens of thousands more women and girls at risk of rape and attack

 6th Nov 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

Sexual violence in the DR Congo has reached “epidemic proportions”, and the new wave of heavy fighting is putting tens of thousands more women and young girls at risk, says CARE.

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DRC CARE responds to emergency in North Kivu

 4th Nov 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 250,000 persons have been affected by the escalation of violence in the North Kivu region, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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DRC CARE provides emergency supplies

 3rd Nov 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

While a fragile ceasefire holds, CARE is distributing emergency supplies and providing cholera treatment for some of the thousands of people who are still taking refuge in Goma city.

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MYANMAR Cyclone Nargis six months on the recovery continues

 2nd Nov 2008    Myanmar

MYANMAR (November 2, 2008) – Today marks six months since Cyclone Nargis tore through southern Myanmar, leaving over 130,000 people dead or missing and affecting 2.4 million more.

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DRC CARE says urgent international aid is needed

 31st Oct 2008    Democratic Republic of Congo

The rule of law has all but collapsed and hundreds of thousands of lives will be at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo without immediate help from the international community, the humanitarian agency CARE warned.

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HONDURAS CARE provides emergency relief to flood affected areas

 29th Oct 2008    Honduras

HONDURAS (October 29, 2008) – CARE is rushing emergency assistance to flood-affected families in Honduras, after heavy rains caused severe flooding, landslides and rock falls, and destroyed homes and crops in many parts of the country. Honduras has been affected by a tropical depression for over two weeks, with more ...

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PAKISTAN CARE responds to deadly earthquake

 29th Oct 2008    Pakistan

CARE’s emergency team is on the ground in the devastated region of Baluchistan province, near the border of Afghanistan, where a 6.4 magnitude earthquake destroyed houses and killed a reported 500-600 people.

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