Emergency

5/17/17

Disease outbreaks and hunger threaten the lives of millions in Lake Chad region

ABUJA, Nigeria  (May 17, 2017) —  Disease outbreaks in the Lake Chad region coupled with a rising number of people experiencing severe hunger in Nigeria demands urgent attention to provide a political solution to the complex conflict and release much needed funds, urges CARE, the

5/16/17

Yemen’s Dire Humanitarian Crisis Threatened by Deadly Cholera Outbreak

SANA’A, Yemen (May 15, 2017) —The global poverty-fighting organization CARE is alarmed by the increase in reported cases and deaths resulting from a cholera and an acute watery diarrhea, or AWD outbreak in Yemen.  According to the World Health Organization, 51 people are estimate

5/5/17

Cyclone Donna: CARE Prepares To Respond In Vanuatu

VANUATU (May 5, 2017) — CARE, the global poverty-fighting organization, is preparing an emergency response in Vanuatu as the Pacific nation braces for the strongest cyclone to hit the country since Cyclone Pam in 2015.

4/21/17

Urgent funds needed for Yemen to prevent total collapse, warns CARE

SANAA, Yemen—(April 21, 2017)-- Ahead of the ‘High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen’ in Geneva on April 25, CARE asks international governments to urgently scale up financial support for millions of people on the brink of famine in Yemen.

4/7/17

Somalia drought: When second-guessing costs lives

Two weeks ago, while traveling through Somaliland, a self-declared independent state in the north of Somalia, I heard many stories of drastic loss. One that stuck with me was an elderly woman who had lost over a hundred goats to the drought. I asked what we could do.

4/5/17

Joint NGO statement: NRC, SAVE, CARE, Oxfam, IRC

The international community met in Brussels on April 4-5 to discuss the Syria crisis. At the conference, ministers, international organizations, and humanitarian workers discussed supporting Syrians inside the country and those who have crossed the border to become refugees.

3/27/17

CARE condemns “brutal killing” of aid workers in South Sudan

JUBA (March 27, 2016) — “The brutal killing of six aid workers over the weekend has sent shockwaves through us all;  revealing yet another unacceptable violation of international humanitarian law in this country,” says Fred McCray, CARE’s Country Director in South Sudan.

3/15/17

Dreams of returning home to Syria

“Immediately before we fled Syria, the cost of living increased gravely. But that was not even the main reason we left. I feared for my daughters. Syria was no longer safe. There were many kidnappings and home invasions nearby. Anyone could kidnap, rape, or harm any woman.

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