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22 Apr 2018 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Africa
Through prevention strategies and crisis management, the Caritas network has assisted people across East Africa to survive the East Africa Food Crisis with a sense of hope for the future.
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15 Oct 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Two years on from the 2011 East Africa drought and food crisis, improvements to water infrastructure and management have helped Tibiwa Galfure gain employment and feed his family. Tibiwa says he has a renewed sense of dignity.
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11 Oct 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
Rakaso is a primary school student in Kenya, and wants to be a nurse after her education. In the past, she had to wake up at five in the morning to go to school and collect water before the sun rises. But now, with a newly installed borehole near the school, she no longer needs to do this...
Tags: East Africa Crisis Appeal, borehole, water, education, East Africa | No comments
20 Aug 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
What do goats have to do with poverty? To Susan Leshore from a drought-prone area of rural Kenya, goats can mean the difference between having enough food and potentially losing everything.
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31 Jul 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
At this time in 2011, the Horn of Africa was enduring its worst drought in 60 years. Read two inspiring stories of how Caritas has helped communities in drought-prone areas of Kenya.
Tags: East Africa appeal, East Africa Crisis Appeal, Horn of Africa, East Africa | No comments
30 Jul 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Judy Munge, from Caritas Kenya, reports from East Pokot, an arid area of Kenya that was severely affected by the drought that gripped East Africa in 2011.
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15 Jan 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
In November 2012, Melville Fernandez, Group Leader of Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergencies Group, visited Marsabit County in northern Kenya. There he met Patrick Maypa, a farmer who now has hope for the future, thanks to funds raised from AusAID’s dollar-for-dollar initiative.
This blog is a follow-up from ‘East Africa $4$ anniversary – aid workers confront conflict to help change lives’ posted by Melville, 30 November 2012.
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30 Nov 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
November 2012 marks the one year anniversary of AusAID's East Africa dollar-for-dollar initiative, which enabled Caritas Australia to support four lifesaving programs across Kenya and Ethiopia. Caritas Australia’s Group Leader of the Humanitarian Emergency Group, Melville Fernandez has just visited one of the $4$ Caritas projects in Kenya where he had a taste of what it's like for our humanitarian workers who face security risks on a daily basis. Melville reflects on his experience and what Caritas Australia has achieved in the past year through the support of Australians.
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15 Oct 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Today, the 15th of October, marks the fifth anniversary of Global Handwashing Day. Handwashing is a vital strategy in reducing the widespread issue of diarrhoeal diseases in many countries. Everyone can play a role in this strategy, as we learnt from this amazing story from Caritas Internationalis…
Tags: East Africa Crisis Appeal, handwashing, WASH, teacher, Dadaab | No comments
9 Jan 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
On Sunday 22 January, Partners Hair in Glebe (Sydney) are cutting for a cause, with all funds raised going to our East Africa Crisis Appeal.
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Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe