Development Blog

The garment industry employs 60 million workers around the world, nearly 75% of whom are women. The International Labour Organization has estimated that nearly 25 million jobs could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and women working… Read more...
Ruksana Begum earns a precarious living as a garment worker in Bangladesh Ruksana Begum earns a precarious living as a garment worker in Bangladesh
What do health workers in refugee camps see change when they get support? In Uganda they say, “It has helped a lot… people used to die so much in the communities but they were made aware of good health seeking… Read more...
Mansura Begum, who works for CARE Bangladesh, displays a COVID-19 awareness message Mansura Begum, who works for CARE Bangladesh, displays a COVID-19 awareness message
All over the world recently there have been outpourings of support and appreciation for frontline health workers (FHWs) and their heroic efforts fighting COVID-19. Of course, doctors, nurses, midwives, and other health providers have been performing vital and life-saving services… Read more...
Health worker in Bangladesh wearing a mask in light of the coronavirus outbreak Health worker in Bangladesh wearing a mask in light of the coronavirus outbreak
Everything about the news on COVID-19 is scary. We don’t know yet what the long-term impacts will be. We don’t know how long it will last. What we do know, from decades of responding to epidemics in some of the… Read more...
Coronavirus Emergency: Help stop the spread Coronavirus Emergency: Help stop the spread
If you go to many schools in poor countries or refugee camps, you will see kids washing their hands like they are scrubbing in for surgery. They are much more thorough than most Americans, where apparently 69% of men don’t… Read more...
Regular hand washing is key to halting the spread of the coronavirus Regular hand washing is key to halting the spread of the coronavirus
As the climate crisis makes natural disasters a daily reality for people around the world, communities and humanitarian organisations are looking for ways to mitigate risks and build resilience. In 2019, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai – which ravaged… Read more...
People queuing to receive water and hygiene items from CARE at a camp for flood-displaced people in Nsanje, Malawi People queuing to receive water and hygiene items from CARE at a camp for flood-displaced people in Nsanje, Malawi