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As flood threat continues in Malawi, women and girls face risk of abuse in camps

 27th Mar 2019    Malawi

Mary* (not real name) escaped from floods in her village to seek refuge in a camp 20 kilometres from her village. Life in the camp hasn’t been easy. “I am always afraid to go to sleep,” she says. “Our tents don’t have doors so it’s easy for someone to just ...

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Cyclone Idai is yet another wake-up call on climate change

 26th Mar 2019    Many

A large area of Southern Africa remains underwater a week after Hurricane Idai ripped through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in one of the worst tropical cyclones the Southern hemisphere has ever seen. These storms are having a devastating impact on those countries least responsible for climate change, and least equipped ...

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Yemen: "I wish this was all just a nightmare"

 26th Mar 2019    Yemen

Shafeqa is a mother of three disabled children. Her husband lost his job as a farmer and since then she has had to provide for her family.

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Yemen: "Dreaming of a Decent Life"

 26th Mar 2019    Yemen

Kawather lives in Al-Maafar in Taizz with her husband and four children. “Before the war our life was relatively easy. We were able to feed our children. Now everything has changed. My husband lost his job and the prices of everything went up. He went to the city to look ...

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Yemen: "My Mother is so Proud of Me"

 26th Mar 2019    Yemen

Wafa, 25 years old. She goes to University in the morning and works in her shop in the afternoon.After she recieved a business grants, she owns now a small shop where she sells bouquets of artificial roses, hand made accessories and makeup.

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Syria: “My only wish was to give my children a glass of milk”

 8th Mar 2019    Syria

Fourteen years ago, Salma’s husband died, leaving her and their six children behind. “It was a very difficult time for me, but when I started working on a farm, things got better and I was able to provide for my children,” recalls the 47-year-old. It was when Salma finally felt ...

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Syria: “My youngest son is as old as the war”

 8th Mar 2019    Syria

On the anniversary of the Syrian War, Mariam remembers the horrors she lived through in the last 8 years.

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Emiline: Things improve when you are determined to be better

 7th Mar 2019    Syria

Emiline, 39, is a married Syrian mother of three. When she fled from Syria to Jordan in 2012 with her husband and children, she found herself trapped inside four walls. She was too afraid to leave her home, and wouldn’t let her children leave either. Her husband couldn’t find work ...

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Rihab: “I am a leader in my household and an example for my children”

 7th Mar 2019    Syria

Rihab lives in Zarqa, Jordan, along with her husband and five children. She became a member of CARE’s Zarqa Women’s Leadership Council when it first began in 2016.

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In the midst of war, Yemeni women are creating opportunities

 6th Mar 2019    Yemen

Rehab Alkhouja, who works for CARE in Yemen as a Women’s Economic Empowerment Field Officer, celebrates International Women's Day by highlighting the role of women in war-torn Yemen.

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