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PAKISTAN Blogs and stories about the flooding

 20th Sep 2010    Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan have impacted an estimated 13.8 million people - of which some six million are displaced. 1.5 million people have lost their houses. CARE is responding to the emergency by distributing shelters, mosquito nets, plastic floor mats, water purification tabs, hygiene kits and kitchen sets and other emergency ...

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AFGHANISTAN A home of their own

 20th Sep 2010    Afghanistan

Nafas Gul appears on the rocky path leading to her home. On her head she totes a bale of hay almost as big as she is - feed for her cow. Having fed the animal, she walks home

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY Today we are all humanitarian workers

 19th Aug 2010    Afghanistan

Two images of Shirley flash intermittently back and forth in my head: one, of Shirley smiling, laughing with tsunami survivors in Indonesia; the other, of a bloodied Shirley, slumped against the door of a bullet-riddled car in Afghanistan. I never saw the second image, but it’s in my head anyway. ...

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY Ten years with CARE

 19th Aug 2010    Many

Yes, it’s been 10 years in CARE for me – I still remember the day the HR Director of CARE India told me after the interview, that I was selected for the job. It was part of the campus placement in a social science institute. That day changed my life. ...

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PAKISTAN Kevin McCort Four days diary

 17th Aug 2010    Pakistan

DAY 1 Our flights were very full, which makes getting any sleep a real challenge. Given the fact we took two night flights to get here, staying awake and alert is a challenge today.

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NIGER Pastoral life at threat

 28th Jul 2010    Niger

The village of N’Guelbély, 170 km North of Diffa, is surrounded with sand dunes. Scattered houses made of straw look naked. The straw has been eaten by the few cows that survived the pastoral and food crisis which is currently affecting Niger, following a bad rainy season in 2009.

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HAITI The women of Haut Miton

 19th Jul 2010    Haiti

When the earthquake hit, Elizabeth Iniatus lost all her belongings and her house. She was among the many families from the Port-au-Prince suburb of Haut Miton who had nowhere to go. Her group ended up sleeping on the ground, in a field of sugarcane.

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HAITI A foundation for hope

 19th Jul 2010    Haiti

HAITI A foundation for hope

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NIGER Mothers on the frontline of a food crisis

 14th Jul 2010    Niger

Hasana and Meimouna are mothers on the frontline of the food crisis blighting more than seven million people in Niger. They walked 8km from their village of Ratta in 40C heat to take their babies to the Goumbi Kano health clinic, Tahoua region.

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HAITI We are strong we will rise again

 12th Jul 2010    Haiti

Sharing the stories of Haitians struggling in the aftermath of January’s earthquake is a crucial part of CARE’s work to help heal and rebuild the nation. The woman who leads the effort to bring that information to the world could easily write volumes about her own life.

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