by Holly Frew, CARE USA
Life as a refugee is a life in waiting. They are safe from violence but their lives are on hold. They...
Small talk can be difficult with someone who lives in Yemen.
Questions about family often turn to dead relatives.
Talk about a bad...
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“None of this would be here if the world hadn’t helped”
“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.”
M. Noor Usman, 61, sweeps his arm in Read More
Emergency CARE Packages, 10 Years Later
I couldn’t believe it. Ten years after the tsunami, the emergency CARE packages we distributed are still being used.
When I thought of asking people if they still had any of the Read More
Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal
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 Read More
2014: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees
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 Read More
Gender Based Violence Can Become Just a Memory
We sat down with Perusi, a SASA! and, Emmanuel, a member of Abatangamuco to discuss how their lives before and after entering these programs.
Remorsefully, Emmanuel talked about Read More
Typhoon Hagupit: From Being Afraid to Being Prepared
CARE Philippines staff Rona Casil shares her experience with Typhoon Hagupit.
“Not another Haiyan, please!”, was my first thought when I learned about a potential Read More
No Harrassment is Tolerated
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 Read More
Syrian refugees in Egypt:
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 Read More
“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 Read More
A Syrian Refugee Story: When Life Takes a Turn
"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 Read More