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VIETNAM The worst typhoon in decades

 30th Sep 2009    Vietnam

Typhoon Ketsana, which caused such horrific damages in the Philippines, has now hit Vietnam. It is officially the worst typhoon that some areas of Vietnam has seen in decades. As it slammed through the small island nation of the Philippines, we in Vietnam braced for what we knew would soon ...

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AFGHANISTAN Bringing power to the mountains

 22nd Sep 2009    Afghanistan

Charkent may be beautiful, but it’s a tough place to live by anyone’s standards. Abandoned Soviet tanks still line the rocky two-hour ascent from Mazar-i-Sharif up into the mountains that barred their progress South. The cool air and mountain streams which foster the crops of wheat and chickpeas come at ...

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INDONESIA Tsunami five years later

 19th Sep 2009    Indonesia

It was high noon in Banda Aceh, a city that was devastated by the great tsunami in late 2004. The capital of the northernmost province on Sumatra and in Indonesia sounds rather quiet. For the past five years, it has struggled to re-emerge. Today, rows of new buildings are seen ...

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NIGER Microcredit gives more political power to women

 15th Sep 2009    Niger

In 1992, when the idea of a microcredit and savings programme emerged from the first project in the Maradi Region (in south central Niger), it was hard to imagine that its impact on rural women would

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TANZANIA A river a forest an idea

 8th Sep 2009    Tanzania

If Simon Damian would be a farmer in Europe, he would drive with his big tractor over his vast green fields and harvest his crop by using the latest modern technology

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AFGHANISTAN Repairing phones rebuilding lives

 25th Aug 2009    Afghanistan

‘I was jobless before I came here’, began 20 year old Mohammed Almos, ‘but now I hope to be able to support my whole family’ he continued, his wide smile beaming with enthusiasm.

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GEORGIA One year after the conflict

 14th Aug 2009    Georgia

One year has passed since the conflict sparked between Georgia and Russia. Running from their homes on both sides of the fighting, over 130,000 people ended up in the homes of relatives, in music schools, fire stations, abandoned hospitals, factories and tents. Although the conflict lasted just seven days, hundreds ...

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VIETNAM The typhoon destroyed our houses and our land

 14th Jul 2009    Vietnam

The strengthening of typhoons with climate change is disastrous to the communities living near the coast. In Pham Thi Tuyen’s commune Da Loc, 250 ha of land became useless and have thrown people into deep poverty.

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PAKISTAN Blogs and stories from the conflict zone

 7th Jul 2009    Pakistan

CARE staff are on the ground in Pakistan responding to the needs of families and communities who have been displaced by the conflicts. These are their blogs and stories from survivors.

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PAKISTAN The unseen toll of conflict psychological trauma

 16th Jun 2009    Pakistan

The conflict raging in parts of northwestern Pakistan has not only forced thousands of people to flee their ancestral villages, it has also deprived them of their spiritual assets: their identity and personality.

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