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CAREFounded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing emergency aid during times of crisis such as the current drought and food crisis in Somalia. The United Nations expects the famine to spread across all regions of the Horn of Africa within two months. Currently in Somalia there are more than 3.7 million people – greater than half the entire population – in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. CARE is currently the lead agency in the Dadaab refugee camps which has a population of nearly 400,000 refugees — most of them Somalis. CARE is on the ground providing these new refugees with basic services, especially food, water and sanitation as well as emergency supplies such as household kits and supplies. About 80% of the new arrivals in Dadaab are women and children. A second 2011 Advantage RN donation was made and that funding will go directly to train nurses in providing obstetric care for expectant mothers. To learn more, visit  To return to the Living Our Mission webpage where you can learn about other Advantage RN contributions, please click here.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011.
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