Gunter Nitsch's family was among the first ever recipients of the original “care package,” a generic term now but which originated with the humanitarian organization CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), formed in 1945. So now he, and other World War II refugees who received ca
The Philippines is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world and the Filipino farmers are directly affected by typhoons and dry spell.
Helga Kissell remembers fondly when she was a refugee from WWII struggling to survive and then received her first CARE package of flour, powdered milk, chocolate, eggs and coffee. Seven decades later, CARE invited Kissell and a handful of other former World War II refugees to write letters of enc
Once a child refugee herself, Helga penned a letter to 16-year-old Sajeda, a Syrian refugee. The NBC story - which ran as part of its “Making a Difference” segment - featured Sajeda's tearful response to the CARE Package. "Helga made me feel like I exist," she said.
Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE call for donor intervention, as Southern Africa region endorses action plan to tackle El Niño food crisis
(March 30, 2016) - Donors and Southern African governments must act swiftly, collaboratively, and generously in responding to the South African Development Community’s (SADC) announcement of a regional drought emergency triggered by El Niño, warn Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE
In recent days we’ve been hit with a seemingly ceaseless cycle of disastrous news – from the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan to the protracted crisis in Syria.
SANA’A, Yemen—(March, 22, 2016)— More than 80 percent of the population of Yemen has been severely affected by the ongoing and brutal armed conflict that further escalated one year ago.
Though it was nearly 70 years ago, Gunter Nitsch remembers clearly what life as a refugee was like. In 1949, he and his family were living in a refugee camp in Western Germany after World War II.