Emergency

5/21/15

Nepal Earthquake: “Your place for safety & comfort almost killed you”

The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on June 25 has damaged or destroyed more than 750,000 houses. Amelia Rule, Emergency Shelter Advisor for CARE, talks about why a safe house is so important and how CARE supports people to rebuild their homes.

5/21/15

Building a Better Nepal

Grishma Raj Aryal, Communications Officer for CARE Nepal, writes about his personal experience on how communities are coming together to help those affected by the earthquake. 

5/21/15

Nepal Earthquake: “People are not helpless; let’s learn to listen”

After one month, CARE and the other humanitarian actors working on the earthquake response have managed to do a lot, despite the huge logistical challenges. We have reached over 23,000 people with initial life-saving aid across four of the worst affected districts.

5/18/15

When War Destroys Homes Inside-Out

Humanitarian agencies recognize that women are particularly vulnerable in conflicts, especially when unaccompanied by a male family member. Women are especially at risk when male family members have been killed, are missing, or in Mariam’s case, the husband deliberately abandons his family.

5/18/15

Nepal Earthquake: Setting Up Emergency Response

Emmanuel Lan Chun Yang is the Regional Emergency Coordinator for Asia Pacific. He was deployed as part of the emergency response team for the Nepal earthquake as Field Team Leader in the district of Gorkha where the epicenter of the earthquake was located. 

5/18/15

Nepal Earthquake: A New Life After the Quake

Chiranjibi Nepal, who is leading CARE Nepal’s programs on sexual and reproductive health, writes about the challenges of providing healthcare to pregnant and lactating women following the earthquake.

5/18/15

Syria Crisis: "We want to return..."

On a cold and wet spring day in a rural community in north Lebanon, near Tripoli, a woman in sandals greets her visitors and immediately apologizes for the smell. Her family has found refuge in a shelter on a chicken farm. They are staying in what was previously used as a shed for animals.

5/18/15

Syria Crisis: CARE Empowers Refugees with Hope

“I don’t want to be an unheard refugee, feeling so weak, not doing anything.”

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