Browse by Theme: Conflict & Fragility

As the USA inaugurates a new president in an atmosphere of heightened security in the wake of shocking violence at the Capitol earlier this month, the partners CARE works with in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia are celebrating some of the successes they have had running programmes to counter violent extremism, especially with young men.

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Research shows that in addition to improving income and access to savings, women’s participation in savings groups also improves their confidence, skills and ability to influence household decision-making. This prompts the question: do these benefits of women’s participation in savings groups extend into the public sphere? 

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CARE’s annual report highlighting the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of the year. The analysis reveals a concerning trend of crises – particularly on the African continent – being neglected year after year.

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“Initially, we opposed and resisted the [displaced people] from being settled in our community land. [These] are people who came in with nothing and wanted to use and enjoy our local resources at the expense of our community. But with time, meetings between the refugees and local communities chaired by local leaders … peace has returned.”

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This CARE report exposes how COVID-19 has exaggerated food insecurity in conflict-torn regions including Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The report argues that unless urgent action is taken, repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people experiencing serious food insecurity before the end of 2020.

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For the first time in history, the United States has elected a woman of colour as Vice-President. It’s a historic moment for celebration. But the election also showed that America is a country deeply divided, with a lot of work ahead of us to make sure Americans are all constructively working for a better future – a just future – for everyone. As often happens, I find hope for that future in the amazing stories from CARE around the world, and the people who have found ways through divisive conflict. As always, Americans can learn a lot from people in all parts of the world. They show us it’s possible.

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The UK government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy is intended to help define the government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. CARE International UK made this submission which calls on the UK to drive poverty reduction and sustainable development with high quality, impactful aid; and put gender equality and women’s human rights at the heart of foreign policy and international aid.

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