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Web Update: Monsoon in Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camps

 2nd Aug 2018    Bangladesh

The monsoon season in Bangladesh marks a period of intense rains typically lasting from May through September. This year, after the influx of over 700,000 refugees into what has become the most densely populated refugee camps globally, these rains pose even greater threat.

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Ethiopia: Mothers need urgent sanitation, hygiene and nutrition support!

 27th Jul 2018    Ethiopia

Almaz, a nine-month-pregnant mother of five, living in a camp with a large number of people crowding together in Kochere in Southern Ethiopia inside a government office building still under construction. There are more than 820,000 people displaced in Gedeo sheltered in office buildings, churches, schools, sheds, host communities and ...

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Once a School, Now Home to Displaced Families

 27th Jul 2018    Ethiopia

Almaz, 27 years old, is one of more than 820,000 displaced people in Gedeo zone in Southern Ethiopia. Almaz has taken shelter in a school in Gedeb. Her baby was crying while she was telling her story. Each classroom has 40 to 50 people sleeping on the bare ground.

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Loss of Wealth, Children, and Dignity

 27th Jul 2018    Ethiopia

In the corridor of a public building in Kochore center for internally displaced people in the southern part of Ethiopia, where hundreds of thousands of people have recently arrived, Alemu’s family has sought shelter. The building is crowded with people. There is a strong smell and it feels suffocating inside. ...

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Festival brings together Syrian and Turkish youngsters

 25th Jul 2018    Turkey

More than 1,000 children and parents from Syria and Turkey came together recently to interact and play at the first Kilis Children’s Festival, organised by CARE and the Kilis municipality at the Southern Turkish town’s football stadium.

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Ethiopia: “A massive crisis off the international radar”

 23rd Jul 2018    Ethiopia

Since the beginning of this year, over 800,000 people have fled the violence in Ethiopia. In total, around one million people are estimated to be internally displaced in the country. Houses and major infrastructure have been severely damaged. More than 200 people have lost their lives. “This is a massive ...

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Saucing safer tomatoes in the West Bank

 23rd Jul 2018    West Bank and Gaza

Ala’a is a 35-year-old tomato grower, his farm nested within the Jordan Valley in northern West Bank. Over the past nine months, through support from CARE, Ala’a has established a demonstration tomato greenhouse that follows safer pesticide practices to fight against fungi, viruses and insects.

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Women Entrepreneurs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

 23rd Jul 2018    West Bank and Gaza

Afaf was the first farmer and woman to grow baby cucumber in the West Bank. She is now recruiting her own staff to help the business grow. Fa’eda’s eggplants have been tested and CARE is facilitating the provision of the certification which will allow her to sell her products at ...

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Filling in the Blanks

 23rd Jul 2018    West Bank and Gaza

This is not a story of a one-man show facing the world, the all hail Caesar type. This story is unlike in fiction with having to go through a stereotypical plot of transition from a protagonist to hero/heroine. I wouldn’t say this is a sad story either. This is simply ...

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Crisis in South-West and North-West Regions of Cameroon: “a highly worrisome situation”

 18th Jul 2018    Cameroon

More than 160,000 people have been displaced, dozens killed and attacked as tensions are rising in the South-West and North-West Regions of Cameroon. A total of 3.5 million inhabitants are affected by this crisis - 16% of Cameroon population.

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