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Denis Tumwesige used to make his living illegally cutting trees in protected forests in Uganda, until he got arrested. Instead of a jail sentence, the local officials connected him with CARE’s Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) project, which taught him about the importance of forest conservation. Denis then wrote a song about forests, which is a huge hit, and is routinely played on national radio. The song succeeded in raising awareness of forest policies. Here is what else the project achieved. 

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The year 2017 was marked by scores of humanitarian crises: armed conflicts, natural disasters, climate shocks, hunger, displacement. While most of these crises made the headlines, there are others which barely made the news. And when crises are underreported, they are often consequently underfunded. Public awareness and funding for humanitarian causes are closely intertwined.

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Under the Fiji presidency of COP23 in Bonn, Germany, we have heard many stories of the devastation faced by the Pacific islands during Typhoon Haiyan, Cyclone Winston and Cyclone Pam. We have heard how Fiji is already having to relocate entire villages permanently because of sea level rise and coastal erosion, and that water sources are becoming contaminated.

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Implementing innovative methodologies to measure resilience in Niger

This report from the BRACED programme, which aims to build the resilience of vulnerable people against climate extremes and disasters, explores the implementation of innovative methodologies to measure the effect of financial services on people's resilience in Niger.

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An impact learning brief from CARE International in Tanzania

This paper describes learning and evidence from CARE's work in Tanzania to support sustainable, productive, equitable and resilient agriculture systems for small-scale producers.

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Aid spending by the UK is once again in the news. This time a Mail on Sunday campaign and petition has secured a Westminster Hall debate on 13 June. Up for discussion (but not review) will be the 0.7% target set into law at the end of the last parliament that obliges the UK to spend this percentage of its Gross National Income on overseas development assistance (ODA). But at a time when there are 91 million people in need of emergency assistance across 35 declared crises, the highest in a generation, climate change is daily demonstrating its disruptive and destructive force on the lives of the most vulnerable, and global health crises emerge on an annual basis, surely the only thing outrageous about spending 7p in every £10 on tackling global problems is that it is so little.

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From afar, the southern African countries of Madagascar and Malawi will not figure in conversations about the disasters affecting the world. When I told people I was going there on an emergency response deployment they looked at me baffled and asked: “Why – what’s happening there?”

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