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HONDURAS CARE provides immediate aid to flood survivors

 23rd Oct 2008    Honduras

CARE is rushing emergency assistance to flood-affected families in Honduras, after heavy rains caused severe flooding and destroyed homes and crops, affecting more than 190,000 people.

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HORN OF AFRICA On World Food Day 17 mio people face starvation

 15th Oct 2008    Many

NAIROBI (October 15, 2008) – In Ethiopia, at least 6.4 million people need emergency food aid. In Somalia, nearly half the population is slowly starving, and the country is facing a food crisis unseen since the famine of the early 1990s. And in Kenya, poor families are paying as much ...

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HAITI CARE provides emergency relief

 13th Oct 2008    Haiti

GENEVA (October 13, 2008) – Since being hit by four successive tropical storms, particulaly Hanna and Ike in September 2008, Haiti has been grappling with the damages caused by these hurricanes in cities like Gonaives.

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HAITI CARE distributes hygiene kits to storm survivors

 8th Oct 2008    Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (October 8, 2008) – In response to grave sanitary conditions in flood-affected regions of Haiti, CARE is distributing hygiene kits to 1,500 families, or about 7,500 people, in the greater Gonaïves region. These kits contain personal hygiene items (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, detergent), as well as chlorine ...

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HAITI CARE starts cash for work programme for school cleaning

 6th Oct 2008    Haiti

GONAIVES, HAITI (October 6, 2008) – Cleanup begins today in schools that are still swamped with mud and debris more than a month after floods devastated this city in northwestern Haiti. CARE is launching the effort in partnership with the humanitarian agency CHF International, as part of a larger emergency ...

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SOMALIA Threat to CARE by local militant group puts at risk delivery of aid

 3rd Oct 2008    Somalia

A public threat delivered through a media statement on Thursday October 2nd by the spokesperson of a local militia group is threatening humanitarian operations of one of the largest aid agencies currently operating throughout Somalia.

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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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