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Life was looking up for Victoria Rosario. Twelve years ago her husband left her to raise their 10 children alone, but the now 46-year-old from Mozambique had quite literally been putting her life back together brick by brick. “I had a piece of land that I was cultivating, and I had many chickens. I would...

The post This single mother was building her own house brick by brick. Then a cyclone changed everything. appeared first on CARE Australia.

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  Yesterday a new round of deadly airstrikes in Yemen shattered hopes for peace in a country where one child is dying every twelve minutes. CARE’s Alex Hilliard is in the capital, Sana’a, where the airstrikes hit. During Ramadan, Sana’a is very quiet in the mornings. I usually go out onto our terrace first thing...

The post They will never wake again: Yemen airstrikes kill sleeping family appeared first on CARE Australia.

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Mr Smedley was Chair of the CARE Australia Board from 2006-2009, Vice Chair from 2004-2006 and a Director for nine years from 2000 to 2009. Peter knew that the only way he could understand and support CARE’s work was to see firsthand the impact of poverty and humanitarian disasters. Staff were grateful for his visits...

The post Obituary for Mr Peter J Smedley appeared first on CARE Australia.

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Hanlee (27) works at a garment factory in Laos. The factory is so far from her hometown that she, like many workers, lives in the factory’s dormitory. She dreams of one day owning her own sewing shop, but right now has no choice but to continue working in the factory to earn money. Sometimes she...

The post “It can be hard to be a woman.” appeared first on CARE Australia.

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Myat (29) lives with her mother in Myanmar. To support her family she has worked as a Human Resources Assistant at a handbag factory for five years. Because of her role in HR, her mobile phone number was made available to staff so that people could contact her. She recently started received obscene text messages...

The post “I felt ashamed, afraid and angry…” appeared first on CARE Australia.

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Moe Moe Win (33) works hard to contribute to her family of eight’s income. She is employed as Senior Production Staff at the Mar Mar Noodle Factory, where she has worked since 2006. She is a migrant worker, who travelled to the region alone many years ago. She enjoys the job, but going to work...

The post “We were cat-called, mocked and called names…” appeared first on CARE Australia.

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