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“I feel like a burden” - The story of a Yemeni girl who lost her leg to a landmine when she was 16

 2nd Oct 2019    Yemen

Thaibah lost her ability to walk when she stepped on a landmine in 2017. CARE helped Thaibah’s family with cash transfers (288,000 Yemeni Rial, approximately US$530, over the span of six months). Thaibah’s family used the money to pay for the hospital transportation and to buy food.

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North West Syria: Voices of displaced mothers

 1st Oct 2019    Syria

The latest escalation in hostilities in northwest Syria is now in its fourth month. Hundreds of civilians have been killed or injured due to airstrikes and shelling, while some 630,000 displacements have taken place between the beginning of May and the end of August, as people flee their homes to ...

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A tent she calls home: A photo essay of IDPs in Yemen

 1st Oct 2019    Yemen

Almost five years of war in Yemen have created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 24 million people – 80% of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance. As well as economic collapse that has destroyed the livelihoods of millions, the fighting has created an internal displacement crisis. A ...

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CARE returned my daughter to me

 18th Sep 2019    Yemen

Iftikhar shares how CARE helped her to overcome difficulties faced from four years of brutal conflict in Yemen.

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WHD: Celebrating women's contributions begins with ending sexual violence against female humanitarian worker

 19th Aug 2019    South Sudan

Many people may not know today is World Humanitarian Day, with its theme of #WomenHumanitarians.

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It’s a race to save lives

 19th Aug 2019    Democratic Republic of Congo

On World Humanitarian Day, David Bisimwa, humanitarian co-ordinator for CARE International in Democratic Republic of Congo, writes about the challenges of facing down the deadly Ebola virus.

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On the way to a stronger me

 14th Aug 2019    Haiti

From asylum to the head of a Village Savings and Loans Association, meet Rolette Jean, a young woman who discovered her inner leadership skills among the impoverished community of Ste-Hélène

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Iraq: Who can we trust?

 31st Jul 2019    Iraq

For many years, Hassan Abas and his family regularly socialised with their neighbours, enjoying meals in each other’s homes watching their children play together like friends do. But around midnight of August 3, 2014 these bonds of friendship were cruelly ruptured.

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The last breakfast

 8th Jul 2019    Yemen

“It was 7am, the whole family was having breakfast and I was about to go out with my granddaughter,” says Nasrah, recounting what began as a seemingly ordinary day in Yemen. Only things are not ordinary in Yemen, and on that day, extraordinary events changed Nasrah’s life forever.

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The day that changed our life forever

 8th Jul 2019    Yemen

Fatma is a mother of six children. Together with her husband they used to work very hard in one of the big farms in their village in Al Kushar district in Hajja. After years of hard work, they managed to build a small house with three bedrooms, one bathroom and ...

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