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  • My brief account of Ghat Gopalan village in Kashmir Valley:
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    My brief account of Ghat Gopalan village in Kashmir Valley:

    Ghat Gopalan is a village about 45 km from Srinagar in Pattan block of Baramullah district. Here, the community’s main occupation is fishing, and they also hunt birds. The skills the villagers had developed while hunting birds helped them flee from danger during the recent floods along with their dependents. A river channel that passes by this village used ... Read More

  • World Food Day – 16 October 2014. Without its farmers, South Sudan remains perilously close to famine.
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    World Food Day – 16 October 2014. Without its farmers, South Sudan remains perilously close to famine.

    The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘family farming’ but there’s not a lot to celebrate in South Sudan where the specter of famine looms large. CARE’s Senior Advisor on Emergency Food and Nutrition Security Justus Liku explains. Family farms – managed by a family, and reliant on their labor - are an important part of rural development. In countr... Read More

  • ‘It was all burned, burned to ash’: Mary’s story
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    ‘It was all burned, burned to ash’: Mary’s story

    In an emergency, the elderly are particularly vulnerable. With less mobility, or vision and hearing impairments, the elderly are often unable to flee quickly in times of attack, and are unable to collect food, firewood or water, relying on others to survive. Many often face the trauma of isolation and the loss of the ability to earn an income. On International Da... Read More

  • Rubble where once stood his house
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    Rubble where once stood his house

    While walking past the piles of debris in Gulzarpora village in Pulwama district, I saw this young boy sitting with his father, Mr. Wani, on the rubble where once stood his house. Holding the mud bricks in his hand the boy said ÔÇÿthis is all that is leftÔÇÖ. I saw the sparkle in his eyes when he started talking about the happy times he spent with his family ... Read More

  • A new HOPE…..
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    A new HOPE…..

    I recently travelled to Jammu and Kashmir along with my colleague Satyadarshi Patnaik, to gain a first-hand understanding of the post-flash flood situation in the affected region. Our idea was to review the interventions, which we have been carrying out, and those which we are planning to undertake in the coming days, in responding to this emergency. The Governme... Read More

  • A silver lining
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    A silver lining

    Tea is a rare commodity in which the leaf itself becomes an edible part. Tea bushes are perennial in nature with their economic life spanning to as high as hundred years, with the first yield coming in about four years after planting. Unlike the common notion that more the weight of the leaf the higher is the price, it is actually the tenderer the leaves harveste... Read More

  • One afternoon’s exploration in rural Cuddalore…
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    One afternoon’s exploration in rural Cuddalore…

    When we started our self-help group-work about 15 years ago, we never thought, our collective journey would take us so far! At the beginning, it was primarily about saving money together as a group and drawing small loans out of the self-owned pool-fund for household use, and small businesses. This was a huge breakthrough, as for the first time we realized the hi... Read More

  • Bentiu, South Sudan – Peter’s Story
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    Bentiu, South Sudan – Peter’s Story

    Peter Bothi is a storekeeper with the CARE South Sudan team in Bentiu. He is in charge of maintaining the inventory records of the stocks from the clinic and office that were once in Bentiu town but which are now currently being occupied by soldiers and where a number of CARE vehicles were stolen and the offices looted in March. Peter works out of a ÔÇ£rub hallÔÇ... Read More

  • The caring nature of CARE
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    The caring nature of CARE

    What I love the best about CARE is its extremely considerate attitude towards its employees. Today, I would like to share with you one of my personal experiences which underlines the compassionate approach of the organization. About a year back post the birth of my child, I had severe health problems and was hospitalized for about three months. The doctors advise... Read More

  • Improving Front-line Delivery within Government Service Providers
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    Improving Front-line Delivery within Government Service Providers

    This blog post was sparked off by an interesting and humorous video from the World Bank that I saw this morning (the picture above is also from the same video) which highlights a familiar problem that we face as we think about government services, particularly in two of the areas in which we work, health and education. T... Read More

  • How our partners perceive value of CARE?
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    How our partners perceive value of CARE?

    We have spoken many times of our work and of our project participants but this time I would like to bring forth a unique relationship which CARE nurtures and grows.  In CARE India we believe in partnering to implement our programs at the grass root. This is mainly to bring impact at scale, an opportunity which we might miss while adopting the direct imp... Read More

  • World Humanitarian Summit
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    World Humanitarian Summit

    “Let´s be bold together” CARE at the regional consultations in Budapest for the World Humanitarian Summit By Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International I am currently in Budapest, Hungary, attending the second of two days of regional consultations. This is the fourth in a ser... Read More

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