Stories & Blogs

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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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BANGLADESH Nurjahans struggle for survival

 8th Jun 2009    Bangladesh

Cyclone Aila struck southern Bangladesh on 25 May, devastating thousands of households and increasing the vulnerability of people living in the char (islands built up from silt in a river) regions of Bangladesh. A large number of homes are now underwater. The chars are remote and disconnected from all modern ...

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BANGLADESH I have lost everything that mattered to me

 8th Jun 2009    Bangladesh

Kohinoor was seven months pregnant when she heard the cyclone warnings over the loudspeaker from the local mosque. In the region of Karringchar Union, a village in Hatiya where Kohinoor and her family live, natural disasters are frequent and residents are exposed to struggles and face grave losses

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INDIA I dont know where to begin

 2nd Jun 2009    India

“I don’t know where to begin picking up the pieces of my life. My house has collapsed. I also had some chickens with which I used to support my family but they are dead. I have been wearing this sari for the last five days as I don’t have any ...

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INDIA A long time to heal

 2nd Jun 2009    India

“I will never forget 25th May for the rest of my life, especially how my life changed within a matter of few hours,” says Sheikh Ahmedullah, reliving those moments when his entire household and his meagre belongings were swept away.

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