WASHINGTON (March 16, 2017) – The global poverty-fighting organization CARE is deeply troubled by the Trump Administration’s budget request released today, which would slash funding for critical foreign assistance programs by roughly one-third in order to offset increases in defe
One day in February, as my colleagues and I were traveling to Hargeisa, Somaliland, we came across the village of Warabaley. To our shock, the village looked completely deserted. Homes had been abandoned. Warabaley was an empty place with empty huts.
After three years of brutal conflict, famine was declared in South Sudan’s Unity State, meaning thousands are dying of starvation. With nearly five million people suffering from extreme hunger, famine is likely to spread to other parts of the country if urgent interventions are not taken.
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Southern Africa is a source of great people, potential and possibility. It’s also right now a place of great challenge and uncertainty, as extreme weather conditions such as El Niño have produced a severe drought that threatens 40 million people.
The World Food Program has declared its highest level emergency for Southern Africa where drought has destroyed crops and harvests leaving 28 million people in need of emergency food assistance. Malawi is one of the hardest hit countries.
AMAN BADER, NIGER – Disconnected from the grid, and challenged with long distances to towns and neighboring villages, people living in Aman Bader and other remote villages engaging in community-based adaptation with CARE’s Adaptation Learning Program (ALP) now have a reliable sou