Women & Children in Emergencies

Lack of women’s participation an obstacle to recovery and peace in Gaza, says CARE

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JERUSALEM—(October 9, 2014)-- Increased participation by Palestinian women is crucial to creating a process towards peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bringing sustainable development to the West Bank and Gaza, according to international humanitarian organization CARE.

South Sudan: Fear after Sunset

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“We stay in our tent every night because bad things happen at night here. It’s not safe,” says Josephine, who sits with her four children in a tent the size of a small closet.

Unable to leave their tents after the sun goes down even to use the bathroom for fear of being attacked or sexually assaulted, women and girls in South Sudan tell me they sometimes feel like prisoners.  

South Sudan: Surviving on Hopes for Peace

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“When will the world help us live in peace again?” That’s the burning question that Nyagadh has as she tries to resume some kind of life in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, but living in fear of fighting and wondering how she will feed her family is not the life she thought she would have to face again.

Estranged from Family and Homeland

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In the village of Mughayrieh in Mount Lebanon lives Muna, a mother of four boys who fled Syria seven months ago. “I have not heard from my husband in more than three years since we fled Syria,” says Muna. “He suddenly disappeared amidst the heavy bombings. It was very difficult for me to notice anything around me or to realize what happened to my house. I could only think about saving my children. We did not take anything with us. I always hear contradictory stories about my husband. Ten days ago I heard that he is dead, but two days ago someone told me that he is still alive.

A Year Without Hope: Nyabel’s Story

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The oldest of seven children, fifteen-year old Nyabel* is the de-facto leader of her family. Less than one year ago, she was in Form 4 (year 10) at her school in Bongki, and doing well in her studies, particularly in English and Arabic.

When fighting erupted across South Sudan in December, Nyabel’s parents thought they might be safe. They weren’t. A few days before Christmas, soldiers attacked Nyabel’s home town of Bongki.

Stretched to the limit: three months on from Oslo Donor Conference, massive increase in humanitarian funding urgently needed for South Sudan

Three months on from the Oslo Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan, aid agency CARE International is deeply concerned that aid funding remains alarmingly low for South Sudan, now the setting for one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises.

The Washington Post - New fighting hits South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya — After a lull of several weeks, fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday, forcing aid workers to take cover in a city where more than 40,000 civilians are huddled in a U.N. base. The country’s rebel leader blamed the government for spending oil money on new weapons amid mass hunger in the country.

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Failure of peace agreement in South Sudan means more people will go hungry, warns CARE

Comprehensive agreement for peace must be reached to avert humanitarian catastrophe

JUBA, South Sudan — The South Sudan government and the opposition have failed to reach a peace agreement by the August 10 deadline, which means an already severe man-made food crisis could reach catastrophic levels, warns humanitarian organization CARE.

Aid Agencies Condemn Attacks on Aid Workers

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A group of nine major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan. They call on all parties to the conflict to immediately stop the targeting of aid workers, to respect international humanitarian law and to allow humanitarian agencies access to reach those in need.

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