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A group of women in Botallas, Bolivia identify and map out hazards in their village during a CARE-led climate vulnerability workshop.

Check out our interactive globe and click on a country to see what we're doing to help communities adapt to the effects of #climatechange around the world: http://bit.ly/rSc0Mf

Photo Credits: 2011 Belen Cordovez/CARE

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A newborn baby at the government-run Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. According to the director, 10 percent of births or pregnancies experience complications. One of their major challenges is that so many health workers leave Kenya because they don't receive sufficient pay. Doctors at the Pumwani hospital make only $12,000 a year, and nurses make about half that.

Photo credits: 2009 Evelyn Hockstein/CARE

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This hut serves as a birthing room behind a health center in northeastern #Kenya. The center treats up to 25 patients daily, and sometimes delivers three babies in one day. But it's so short-staffed that sometimes women are left to deliver their infants unattended on these rough beds.

Photo Credits: 2011 Rick Perera/CARE

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Members of the Burrow Beekeeping Group in Garissa, Kenya, show off honey and candles they produce from their bees. With the assistance of , the group was founded in 2005 by former pastorsalists who were forced to abandon their old livelihood as they lost their animals to drought.

Now, business is booming. The women earn enough money to pay for their children's education, other household expenses and to invest in small enterprises.

In addition to providing immediate aid to those suffering in the #HornofAfrica famine, has initiated several long-term resilience projects like this one to help pastoralists diversify their livelihoods so the affects of this and future droughts won't be life-threatening.

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After her sister died, Tino Borantu was married off to her brother-in-law when she was just 9 years old. He is more than 26 years older than her. She cooks for the family, looks after her sister's baby and is responsible for all household chores.

However, thanks to CARE's Healthy Unions program, Tino and her husband receive counseling and support. For the first time in her life, Tino is enrolled in school.

Photo credits: 2008 Assefa Amenu/CARE

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Tume Mida is just 10 years old. Here she stands with her 22-year-old husband in Ethiopia. When she became a child bride, she was forced to drop out of school and is now responsible for all household responsibilities. When asked if she misses her family, she answers, "I don't think about my family. My family is here, not there."

Photo credits: 2010 Justine Bettinger/CARE

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Adi and her husband walked four hours to bring their 6-month-old daughter Lolko to a supported treatment center for malnutrition. Lolko was unconscious when she arrived, but after two weeks of treatment, Lolko will soon transition to outpatient care.

Photo credits: 2011 Rick Perera/CARE

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Bishar Salat, 's head of logistics in the #Dadaab #refugee camps, wears a shirt that says "Am willing to marry an uncircumsized girl." He's showing his support for an end to female genital mutilation. In #Dadaab and around the world, works to help communities understand the dangers of female genital mutilation.

Photo Credits: 2011 Niki Clark/CARE

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Today's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, welcomes CARE President Helene Gayle during a meeting in 2008 announcing CARE's return to Liberia.

We'd like to extend a special congratulations to our dear friend Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today. She is an exemplary model for women's empowerment and the fight against global poverty!

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A project in #Somalia provided small business training to 20 #refugees and gave them $300 in seed money. Two years after the project's inception, all 20 beneficiaries own their own successful small businesses, like this small shop, and are able to support their families.

Photo credits: 2011 Liam Perret/CARE

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A woman with a donkey cart waits outside the distribution center at the #Dadaab camps to help exhausted #refugees carry their supplies back to their campsites. is launching a program to provide donkey cart services to the most vulnerable new arrivals.

More help is needed to support poverty-fighting programs like these: http://bit.ly/qZfR9e

Photo Credits: 2011 Rick Perera/CARE

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In the photo above, #refugees receive high energy biscuits. is the primary distributor of food, water & education at the #Dadaab #refugee camps.

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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columnist interviews 's lead counselor at one of the #Dadaab #refugee camps. Nearly 4,700 #refugees made use of 's psychosocial support services in the first three months of the emergency. #famine #EastAfrica

Photo Credits: 2011 Rick Perera/CARE

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Caretaker Simon Mulonzya shows off one of seven greenhouses operated by as an income-generating project for #refugees in the #Dadaab camps. More than 250 women participants grow crops including green and red pepper, tomatoes, kales, eggplant and spinach to supplement their families' nutrition and sell within the camps.

Photo Credits: 2011 Rick Perera/CARE

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With one baby strapped to her back, & one in her arms, a mother waits in line at registration at the #Dadaab #refugee camps, where is the primary distributor of food, water and primary education.

Help is desperately needed for poor mothers & families around the world: http://bit.ly/odIN3Y

Photo Credits: 2011 Niki Clark/CARE

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A newborn baby at the #Dadaab #refugee camps is fast-tracked through the registration process. workers identify pregnant women, widows, small children and other vulnerable #refugees to help move them quickly through registration so they can receive regular food and medical care.

Help is desperately needed to continue programs around the world like this: http://bit.ly/qEOSvb

Photo Credits: 2011 Niki Clark/CARE

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After walking for 18 days to reach the #Dadaab #refugee camps, a #Somali mother waits at registration with her four children to receive food and other supplies from .

Help is desperately needed for families like these mired in poverty around the world: http://bit.ly/nCnHyq

Photo credits: 2011 Liz McLaughlin/CARE

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Amina Akdi Hassa is the chairlady of the Dagahaley camp in the #Dadaab #refugee complex. She has lived in #Dadaab for almost 20 years and welcomes new arrivals with open arms. She invites visitors to "Share our problems."

Photo credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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This newly arrived #refugee attempts to lift the family's new cooking utensils and pots they received from at the #Dadaab reception center. is creating a donkey transport program to help new #refugees carry their supplies through the camps.

More help is needed to continue programs like this: http://bit.ly/nGd7Nf

Photo credits: 2011 Niki Clark/CARE

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Livelihoods Officer Moffat Kamau holds up materials at a store in the Hagadera market in the #Dadaab #refugee camps. helps #refugees learn business skills by maintaining vegetable stands, barbershops and other enterprises in the market.

Help is needed to support programs like this & to fight global #poverty: http://bit.ly/nBJ5vY

Photo Credits: 2011 Niki Clark/CARE

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