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MADAGASCAR CARE Leads Response as Thousands Are Affected By Cyclone Ivan

 22nd Feb 2008    Madagascar

MADAGASCAR (February 22, 2008) – CARE International is leading an aggressive, rapid response to damage caused by Cyclone Ivan which struck the East Coast of Madagascar with torrential rains and winds of up to 70 mph. Early estimates are that up to 150,000 persons have been directly affected.

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MADAGASCAR CARE responding to Cyclone Ivan

 17th Feb 2008    Madagascar

MADAGASCAR (February 17, 2008) – Cyclone Ivan hit the northeastern coast of Madagascar Sunday with winds up to 200 kilometers per hour and a sea surge that is expected to cause widespread damage.

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BOLIVIA CARE delivers aid to thousands of people affected by the floods and landslides

 15th Feb 2008    Bolivia

Severe floods have driven thousands of people from their homes in Bolivia, and killed at least 51 people nationwide since November.

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TAJIKISTAN CARE Distributes Food and Coal to Orphanages and Nurseries

 12th Feb 2008    Global

CARE is distributing coal, food and warm clothing in the early phase of its emergency response to orphanages and nurseries in the hardest-hit areas of Tajikistan, as they struggle to survive the severe winter and power blackouts that have left millions in Tajikistan without heat or electricity.

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TIMOR LESTE CARE Reports Calm Following Violent Events

 12th Feb 2008    Timor Leste

CARE, the largest international non-government organisation in Timor Leste (East Timor), reports that the situation in Dili remains calm following the violent events of Monday 11 February that injured Timor Leste's President José Ramos-Horta and left rebel leader Alfredo Reinado dead.

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CHAD CARE warns that instability threatens refugee lifeline

 8th Feb 2008    Chad

CHAD (February 8, 2008) – Stability in N’Djamena is crucial for the well-being of hundreds of thousands of refugees in Eastern and Southern Chad, CARE warned today. “N’Djamena is not only the primary route for most essential items for these refugee camps, it is key to ensuring security around Eastern ...

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Kenya A community comes to the rescue

 30th Jan 2008    Kenya

NAIROBI (January 30, 2008) – Dorah Nyanja is visibly moved as she recounts her ordeal though she can’t conceal a radiant smile. She is keenly aware that the community she serves protected her at a time when things were out of control and violence in Kibera made headlines news around ...

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CARE Norway names Mrs Marte Gerhardsen as its new secretary general

 14th Jan 2008    Global

"I am very excited to take on this challenging position" says Mrs Gerhardsen. "CARE is an exciting and strong organisation, and I look forward to making the organisation better known to the Norwegian people."

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Kenya violence has long term consequences

 14th Jan 2008    Kenya

NAIROBI (January 14, 2008) – In the aftermath of post-election violence, CARE staff visiting camps and settlements for internally displaced people in western Kenya have found a major crisis. Thousands of individuals and families are seeking refuge in churches, police stations and schools because their homes were destroyed.

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SOMALIA Aid agencies warn of impending humanitarian catastrophe as crisis deteriorates further

 30th Oct 2007    Somalia

39 NGOs warned of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Somalia and an impending humanitarian catastrophe.

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