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Namunyana Mwajuma, a 17 year-old student from Uganda, has participated in CARE programs that helped her family through difficult times and ultimately put her back in school. After her father mysteriously disappeared in 2013, Namunyana’s family suffered greatly. She dropped out of school because her mother could no longer afford school... more...
Posted by RashaNatour on Notes From the Field Dec 19, 2014 2:56 PM EST
Ernawati, 51, lost everything when the tsunami hit Aceh Dec. 26, 2004. Today, she runs a successful shop. She tells her story. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 12:33 PM EST
In Aceh, where the 2004 tsunami washed away homes and families, water can have many meanings. For Sukandawati, a 45-year-old midwife and mother of three, the giant wave of water 20 meters high took her youngest daughter the morning of Dec. 26, 2004. But today, water means life – for her remaining children, and for the crops that her husband tends... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 12:25 PM EST
When you ask 12-year-old Zaharatunisa where she is from, she hesitates and looks at her mother. Her mother smiles, and shrugs: “We’ve told her the name of our village, but it doesn’t mean anything to her. She doesn’t remember. To her, we are from here, from Saree, from this house.” more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 12:18 PM EST
I can’t stop staring at the girl sitting in front of me. I can’t help it. Today is Marlina’s 12 th birthday. When I first met her after the tsunami, she was two years old, and she was dying.  more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 12:14 PM EST
In the haunted days after the tsunami, midwife Ibu Sinarti was given the chance to flee the devastation, and return to the safety of Jakarta, the capital. She had been severely injured the day the tsunami hit, and doctors thought they might have to amputate her leg. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 12:03 PM EST
“All this – my house, my business, the people working with me – none of this would be here if the world hadn’t helped us after the tsunami.” more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 11:54 AM EST
I couldn’t believe it. Ten years after the tsunami, the emergency CARE packages we distributed are still being used. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 11:48 AM EST
Boarding the plane from Jakarta, I got my first indication that the Banda Aceh I was returning to wasn’t the same as the one I had left 10 years ago. “Where are you going?” the young flight attendant asked cheerfully. When I told her Banda Aceh, she broke into a huge smile, and said “Oh, it’s so beautiful there! You... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 18, 2014 11:35 AM EST
CARE aid worker Johanna Mitscherlich looks back on 12 months of working with Syrian refugees – and pays tribute to their resilience and the small acts of humanity that can make a big difference. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 15, 2014 10:45 PM EST
We sat down with Perusi, a SASA! and, Emmanuel, a member of Abatangamuco to discuss how their lives before and after entering these programs. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 10, 2014 2:05 PM EST
CARE Philippines staff Rona Casil shares her experience with Typhoon Hagupit.  more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 8, 2014 9:09 AM EST
Sovanna went from a life where she felt constantly at risk of sexual harrassment at work, and on the precarious edge of stability, to feeling safe, educating her peers, and saving to open her own coffee shop.  Find out how it happened more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 5, 2014 10:32 AM EST
During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence CARE’s Johanna Mitscherlich reflects on meeting Marwa, a young Syrian woman whose family was forced to flee from Syria to Egypt almost two years ago. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 5, 2014 9:48 AM EST
“We do not like to be called refugees,” Mahmoud, a young Syrian man in his early twenties told me, as I met him during a psychosocial activity in Obour City of Greater Cairo. He and his new friends would like to think of themselves as short-term visitors. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 3:04 PM EST
"Life does not always turn out the way we have planned it. A few years back I could have never imagined that my 14 year old son would be working to provide for us instead of going to school," says Sanaa, a mother of four, living in the village of Ayrouniyeh in North Lebanon. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 2:48 PM EST
“I want to tell you the story of how I got here,” the 32 year old woman starts telling me her story with a smile on her face. She likes to call herself Azab, which in Arabic means “anguish.” more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 2:44 PM EST
"People of all faiths use religion as a reason to marry their children young, but no religion has ever sanctioned child marriage." Read about CARE's experiences of religion and Child Marriage. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 1:49 PM EST
Heba Al Azzazy, Case Manager at CARE Egypt, talks about the situation of Syrian refugee women in Egypt, gender-based violence and why it is so important to constantly reach out to refugees. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 1:04 PM EST
Since September I have spent a significant amount of time in the Middle East to help coordinate CARE’s Syria Response. I have worked in numerous complex emergency situations in different countries around the world before, but the suffering I saw while I was leading CARE’s emergency response to the refugee influx from Kobane was... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Dec 3, 2014 1:00 PM EST

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