Emergency

3/8/16

Mashable.com: “I know firsthand what it’s like to lose a home…”

Those are the opening words of a letter handwritten by Helga Kissell, 87 years old. She was writing to Sajeda, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee.

The two have never met, have generations between them but have one major thing in common: they both know the pains of life as a refugee.

2/26/16

Cyclone Winston: Women the backbone of Fiji’s disaster recovery

FIJI (February 26, 2016) — As the international relief effort in Fiji continues, humanitarian organization CARE says it is critical international aid targets the specific needs of women and girls.

2/25/16

Ethiopian families on the brink

Towards the end of February in the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest.

2/24/16

Ethiopian Drought: Millions will have no food in coming months without additional funding amid drought worsened by El Niño

CARE elevates the Ethiopian drought to Type 4 or “most severe” on its emergency scale

2/24/16

New York Times: Fiji Declares State of Disaster after Cyclone Winston

Following a Category 5 cyclone devastated the island nation, Fiji declared a state of natural disaster. It is the most powerful storm to ever hit the country.

2/23/16

Syria Crisis: Aid and civilians attacked as leaders talk ceasefire

Just as the world’s leaders committed themselves to get aid delivered to millions of Syrians in need, aid agencies warn that this has been one of the worst months on record with many reports of indiscriminate attacks on aid and civilians.

2/21/16

Cyclone Winston: Fears for Fiji’s outer islands as assessments begin

FIJI—(February 21, 2016)-- Emergency teams have begun assessing the damage caused by severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest storms on record.

2/20/16

Cyclone Winston: Catastrophic storm tears through Fiji, CARE ready to respond

FIJI-(February 20, 2016)—Tropical Cyclone Winston slammed into Fiji making it the most powerful to ever hit the island. CARE is ready to respond after the storm was upgraded to category five, triggering evacuations across Fiji’s main island Viti-Levu.

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