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A key part of activism on GBV is learning to break the silence around violence.  People need to know what GBV is and how to talk about it in order to be activists. So what is GBV? more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 26, 2014 8:00 AM EST
At the age of 22, Mariam [1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to work with CARE she feels another chapter has begun. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 25, 2014 8:00 AM EST
Storm Micha is threatening overhead with dark clouds and the beginnings of high winds and precipitation as I visit CARE Lebanon’s work with a municipality on the outskirts of Tripoli. I stand in front of a private, large residential structure that is home to 35 Syrian families who each pay 100 USD per month for one room per family.  As the... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 24, 2014 2:49 PM EST
On the morning of November 5, I joined the CARE Turkey field team responding to the needs of recently-arrived refugees from Kobane, Syria. CARE was one of the first agencies on the ground, with dedicated staff working tirelessly to provide food, clothes and other essentials for those who have flooded across the border to Turkey since September... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 21, 2014 3:12 PM EST
How does one react when being told that the name of a new born child of refugee parents means “one who has lost everything and whose people are eternally persecuted”? What do you say when you meet an infant whose name means “homeless”?  As I visited the temporary homes of 503 Kurdish people who fled the town of Kobane in... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 21, 2014 1:48 PM EST
Many Syrian refugees in the region struggle with harsh water and sanitation conditions, especially with the weather becoming colder. CARE helps by installing water and sanitation facilities, fixing infrastructure and providing hygiene promotion for Syrian refugees and local communities in different areas in Lebanon. As we appraoch World... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 18, 2014 2:47 PM EST
Salam Kanaan, Country Director of CARE Jordan, writes about the daily struggle of refugee children in Jordan who have to work to make ends meet. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 14, 2014 12:53 PM EST
Intense fighting in Syria has forcibly displaced more people today than any other country – and there is no end to the conflict in sight. 17-year-old Dia'a recounts his story of loss and fear in Syria.  more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 14, 2014 12:30 PM EST
More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day. Malaz and his family were some of the first people to reside in Azraq camp around six months ago, when the camp had just opened. This is his... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 14, 2014 12:17 PM EST
J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as social change agents, social activists and development workers better measure impacts of social change? more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 12, 2014 9:20 AM EST
On the morning of November 5, I visited the CARE team responding to the needs of recently-arrived refugees from Kobane, Syria. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST
It’s been almost one year since I was last in Tacloban on the Philippines island of Leyte. A few days after typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – made landfall, I arrived in the utterly destroyed town. The images were harrowing: houses were completely washed away, businesses wiped out. Traumatized people were searching... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 6, 2014 10:42 AM EST
This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Nov 5, 2014 12:30 PM EST
Each year on 11 October the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl, which this year recognized the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence. more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Nov 3, 2014 1:33 PM EST
After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination, and seems at first glance to be a simple, powerful and necessary principle. But is it the best message about what we do? more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Nov 3, 2014 9:28 AM EST
The wind had really picked up and I started to shiver. The desert seemed to be hell-bent on showing its inhospitable face. “Already past 4:30, I don’t get it,” mumbled the old man into his steaming coffee. His neat uniform holds the emblem of a private security company. In the moonlight I could see the rolling hills with their bare,... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 27, 2014 1:05 PM EDT
While assessing the effects of Ebola on the lives of children in Moyamba district, Southern Sierra Leone, I met 17-year-old Josephine Ngagba. Her story broke my heart. But it also strengthened my resolve to fight this terrible, devastating disease. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 21, 2014 3:10 PM EDT
From female taxi driver and entrepreneur to refugee, Fatimé is rebuilding her life from scratch. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 21, 2014 2:26 PM EDT
At 17-years-old Awa went through hell. Today, she takes small steps towards a better future. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 21, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
In Southern Chad, refugees from the Central African Republic pass their time hoping for a peaceful future. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 21, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

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