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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
The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘family farming’ but there’s not a lot to celebrate in South Sudan where the specter of famine looms large. CARE’s Senior Advisor on Emergency Food and Nutrition Security Justus Liku explains. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 13, 2014 12:17 PM EDT
31 MILLION  - this is the number of adolescent girls under 18 years of age who are missing out on the opportunity to participate in secondary education. Many more will drop out before they complete lower secondary school. Another 30 million girls of primary school age are out of school and yet, 15 million of these are expected never to be enrolled in a... more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Oct 10, 2014 9:08 AM EDT
It was in the wee hours of one morning, I first felt the pain. It started with a cramp in my stomach and slowly spread all over, till the time the pain became unbearable. From that moment onwards, till I reached the delivery room at our Primary Health Centre (PHC), was something I will never forget. more...
Posted by shuang on Notes From the Field Oct 8, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
Celebrating girls and the way they can change the world for the International Day of the Girl. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Oct 7, 2014 4:35 PM EDT
The crisis in Syria is in its fourth year now. With International Day of the Girl approaching on 11 October, CARE is highlighting strong young girls who had to flee their home country and are facing daily struggles in neighboring countries. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 7, 2014 2:04 PM EDT
After a 30 minute drive from CARE Lebanon’s Tripoli office, on the outskirts of the city, we arrive at an informal camp where Syrian refugees are staying. Walking through a field full of pomegranate trees, we reach the last shelter in the row. Ruba opens the door and welcomes us in with one hand while holding her seven months old daughter on the other... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 7, 2014 12:33 PM EDT
When Muzoon,16, reached Zaatari refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: Advocating for education and against early marriage. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 7, 2014 12:23 PM EDT
Maya is a 14 year old girl and one of millions of Syrian children displaced from their home. I met her in the Chouf district of Mount Lebanon, where she now lives with her parents and six siblings. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 7, 2014 11:27 AM EDT
CARE is committed to helping the Turkish Government and the international community meet the needs of the new refugees who have recently fled ongoing violence in Kobane (Ain al Arab), Syria. These new arrivals have added to an already-severe refugee crisis in Turkey - most observers believe that well over one million registered and unregistered... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 6, 2014 9:42 PM EDT
Surrounded by fields of rice, 14-year-old Stephanie has a perspective on life that is different from many adolescents around the world. more...
Posted by bndavis on Notes From the Field Oct 6, 2014 4:37 PM EDT
The 4th of October marks the first day of "Eid el Adha", a national holiday in Lebanon which is also celebrated by millions of Muslims across the  world. In the spirit of this holiday, earlier this week CARE International in Lebanon distributed clothes  to children and young refugees in the Chouf district of Mount Lebanon.  more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 4, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
The tension on the streets of the southern Turkish border town of Suruç, is evident by the number of tanks rolling heavily through the town. Just off a central street my colleagues are making the final preparations for the distribution of blankets in the recently established refugee camp. My attention is diverted, when an elderly man, clearly... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 3, 2014 10:07 AM EDT
In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives , half of which belonged to young children. The financial cost of this was at least three times more than it would have been had early preventive action been taken. The Guardian dubbed it ‘ the... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Oct 1, 2014 11:59 AM EDT
Since the beginning of the Syria Crisis three and a half years ago, at least 191,000 people have been killed – around 8,800 of them were children.  more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Sep 26, 2014 12:50 PM EDT
Hiba, 22, volunteer for CARE’s psychosocial activities, talks about her experiences of how invisible wounds can be healed – step by step. more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Sep 26, 2014 11:40 AM EDT
As world leaders convene at the UN General Assembly and John Kerry, US Secretary of State, convenes a high-level review of efforts on the global ‘Call to Action on Violence Against Women and Girls in Emergencies’ on Monday, September 22nd, David Ray of CARE USA, reflects on progress and ways forward for frontline efforts to address... more...
Posted by aperson on Notes From the Field Sep 22, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

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