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Community Activators: Changing Lives

 24th Oct 2018    Turkey

Across South-Eastern Turkey, CARE has recruited 160 Community Activators – men and women with whom we share information about the law, rights, health and best practice, and train to deliver this information to other Syrians who have also fled war in Syria to find safety in Turkey – in Islahiye, ...

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Echoing women’s voices in Marawi crisis

 22nd Oct 2018    Philippines

Marawi used to be a busy and vigorous city where Maranaos (local people from Marawi) harmoniously did business with each other until a bloody siege between the Philippine military forces and the ISIS-affiliated Maute Group struck.

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Heart and Sole: Yayladagi refugees showcase shoemaking skills

 18th Oct 2018    Turkey

In a small town on Turkey’s border with Syria, 100 refugees have gone ‘full pelt’ to learn, and use shoemaking skills taught in a CARE livelihoods project. In the process, they stand to benefit not only themselves, but also their families, and the town as a whole.

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CARE supporting rural women in South Sudan to boost food production

 16th Oct 2018    South Sudan

One day, when she visited her village, Agnes got word that CARE was supporting one of the women groups in the village, through a Dutch government funded joint relief programme, to be food secure by training them to establish kitchen gardens. After completing her training, Agnes and her colleagues were ...

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CARE helping farmers to fight hunger through kitchen gardens

 16th Oct 2018    South Sudan

Rebecca’s family is one of the many in the village with a child suffering from malnutrition. She didn’t have enough food to feed her family. But today, Rebecca’s life has changed for the better. She is one of the farmers supported by CARE in Torit, through a Dutch Government funded ...

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“What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying”

 3rd Oct 2018    Indonesia

“What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying”, says Rini Haris, a 37 year old mother of two who lives in Palu, the densely populated city in the north central part of the island Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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“We are having to fend for ourselves”

 2nd Oct 2018    Indonesia

A former CARE Indonesia staff member tells us of the horror experienced by the people in Indonesia, just days after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a massive tsunami devastated the island of Sulawesi.

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CARE’s emergency response in South Sudan tackles’ needs of the elderly

 1st Oct 2018    South Sudan

Onurina Ikikoyi cannot recall the exact date she delivered her tenth and last-born child. However, she remembers the joy she felt after giving birth to the only girl-child in the family.

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The darkest city in Yemen

 26th Sep 2018    Yemen

Hodeidah is my hometown. For me it is the city of angels, the city that never sleeps. But today Hodeidah is not the place we knew. The city that never sleeps is now the darkest city in Yemen. People are leaving Hodeidah every day, running for their lives, fleeing to ...

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Economic empowerment of women spurring peace in South Sudan

 21st Sep 2018    South Sudan

When Akur Anyang Thuch (33) from Panyagor started a tailoring course, her friends and close relatives thought she was out of her mind. Five years down the line, Akur looks back with pride. She now owns her own tailoring shop and teaches other women from the community how to make ...

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