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27 May 2017 description
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Imagine living in a world where it’s too expensive to eat. I don’t mean a night out at a restaurant or missing the occasional pastry. I mean when it’s too expensive to keep good nutritious food on the table. That’s what’s happening in the part of Africa where I live.

A nutritious balanced diet is out of reach for many, and a lot of people eat only once or twice a day.

For much of the last year, more than 20 million people here were dependent on food assistance; they make up half of the 40 million Africans affected by the worst drought in 35 years.

06 Mar 2017 description

“Investing in a response now is an investment for the future”

(MAPUTO, 2 March 2017) - Aid agencies are calling on the international community to assist communities affected by Cyclone Dineo following yesterday’s launch of an appeal by the United Nations.

The agencies work together as the COSACA, a consortium of humanitarian NGOs composed by Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE supporting the Government of Mozambique. The appeal for USD10.2 million will support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance for the next three months.

10 Jan 2017 description
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10 January 2017: Millions face hunger in Southern Africa as the hunger crisis enters its peak, warns the humanitarian aid organization CARE. The worst drought in 35 years has a continuous, devastating impact on the lives of 40 million people who are in urgent need of food assistance. “We have warned for months that this food crisis deteriorates by the day. We are now approaching the peak of hunger, but international funding still doesn’t match the enormous needs,” says Michelle Carter, CARE’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa.

13 Dec 2016 description
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Mozambique, Maputo (November, 21, 16), CARE Mozambique expresses its deep concern that many girls drop out of school. Mozambique is currently experiencing the worst drought for the last 35 years, which is affecting over 2 million people, including woman and girls affected by food insecurity, water shortages and loss of income. In the past few months, school officials have noted to CARE field teams that children are dropping-out of school due to the drought, as families moving to seek alternative livelihood incomes).

15 Nov 2016 description
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Women and Girls at the forefront of drought and climate change

CARE study finds evidence of harmful coping strategies in Mozambique / girls as young as 11 have to engage in survival sex for food

08 Aug 2016 description
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87,000 pregnant and lactating women in need of assistance / Increases in child marriage and gender based violence

Maputo, Mozambique (August 8, 2016) – An estimated 87,000 pregnant and lactating women affected by the current drought in Mozambique are in urgent need of nutritional assistance, warns the international humanitarian organisation CARE.

01 Aug 2016 description

EU and Austrian Development Cooperation provide 1.6 million Euro to increase resilience and adaptation to climate change

Maputo, 1 August 2016. The European Union and the Austrian Development Cooperation have provided a consortium of international organizations working in Mozambique with 1.6 million Euro to help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change and increase their resilience. Mozambique is experiencing its worst drought in 35 years as a result of the El Niño weather phenomenon.

17 Mar 2016 description

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 Nino, warn Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE.

In a statement this week, SADC Council has approved a ‘Declaration of the Regional Drought Disaster’. Approximately 28-30 million people in Southern Africa now face severe levels of hunger and food insecurity. If no action is taken, that number could rise quickly to 49 million.

09 Oct 2015 description
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Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

19 Apr 2012 description
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Initiative will empower women and families around the world to improve food security, create markets and adapt to climate change

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2012) - Today, Cornell University and the global humanitarian organization CARE launched a partnership to advance sustainable food systems to improve food security, stimulate economic growth and adapt to climate change by merging Cornell's cutting-edge research in economic development and sustainability with CARE's experience fighting poverty around the world.

16 Mar 2012 description

The Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project's Final Report "Our global efforts to prevent malnutrition during the first 1,000 days" has been released.

The report summarizes the IYCN Project's accomplishments and offers recommendations for building on IYCN's maternal, infant, and young child nutrition programming that spanned 16 countries over the past five years.

19 Mar 2008 description
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19 March 2008 - CARE is seeking around =A3250,000 to aid families who lost their homes and livelihoods after Cyclone Jokwe struck Mozambique on March 7-8.

The cyclone, which left more than 30,000 households or more than 100,000 people homeless, tore through mangroves, destroying local shrimp production and devastating small agricultural holdings just a month short of harvest.

The misery of those left without shelter has been added to by an unusual cold wave.

This latest disaster follows massive floods in January, which left an estimated 240,000 people homeless.

18 Mar 2008 description
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CARE is rushing aid to people who lost their homes and livelihoods after Cyclone Jokwe struck Mozambique on March 7-8. The cyclone, which left more than 30,000 families homeless, tore through mangroves, destroying local shrimp production and devastating small agricultural holdings just a month short of harvest. The misery of those left without shelter has been added to by unusually cold weather.

This latest disaster follows massive floods in January, which left an estimated 240,000 people homeless.

21 Jan 2008 description
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I was holding onto my things when the first waters came. The water came up to my knees, but I couldn't leave my home and all of my belongings. A few days later the water was moving fast and kept rising, the water now came up to my chest".

"I grabbed my two children, clothes, a pan, two mats and two chickens. I had to leave behind my table, chairs, my fields of recently-planted rice, maize, sorghum, beans and everything else I owned. All of my chickens, ducks and goats are now dead".

07 Jan 2008 description
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With thousands of families being displaced and the threat of homes being washed away CARE has handed out over 400 litres of fuel for boats, 300 water buckets, and five rolls of plastic sheets for toilet construction in two camps.

Heavy rains in Zimbabwe caused the swelling of the Pungue, Save and Buzi rivers which flow through central Mozambique and have resulted in the river passing the alert level of 5.5 meters by more than two meters.

CARE is in the process of procuring additional material such as water tanks and grass mattresses.

20 Mar 2007 description
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CARE responds to the double disasters of floods and cyclones in Mozambique.

'Once you enter Vilankulos it is impossible to find a house that has not been affected by the storm.' says Andreas Peham, a project manager for CARE in Mozambique. When powerful Cyclone Favio hit the region in February it affected over 133,000 people and left more than 100,000 people in need of food. Many lost their homes and food sources such as seeds, farm land and trees.

26 Feb 2007 description
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At least four people died and another 70 were wounded by Cyclone Favio, a category-4 storm, which hit Mozambique on Thursday.

The cyclone, which made landfall at Vilanculos, 800 kilometres (500 miles) north of Mozambique's capital Maputo, tore apart the homes of 8,000 families and also partially damaged the municipal hospital.

21 Feb 2007 description
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After last month's flooding in Southern Africa, towns remain submerged and crops and homes destroyed, leaving thousands without shelter, food or clean water.

The deluge has affected a number of countries where CARE International works, including Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

10 May 2006 description
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