CARE elevates the Ethiopian drought to Type 4 or “most severe” on its emergency scale
Following a Category 5 cyclone devastated the island nation, Fiji declared a state of natural disaster. It is the most powerful storm to ever hit the country.
Just as the world’s leaders committed themselves to get aid delivered to millions of Syrians in need, aid agencies warn that this has been one of the worst months on record with many reports of indiscriminate attacks on aid and civilians.
FIJI—(February 21, 2016)-- Emergency teams have begun assessing the damage caused by severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest storms on record.
FIJI-(February 20, 2016)—Tropical Cyclone Winston slammed into Fiji making it the most powerful to ever hit the island. CARE is ready to respond after the storm was upgraded to category five, triggering evacuations across Fiji’s main island Viti-Levu.
“All of the houses in my village were destroyed in a snap. As in we nearly lost everything.”
It was a sunny morning in the laid-back village of Plaridel in the town of Dagami, Leyte. People started entering a small community chapel to attend CARE’s Community Risk Assessment training.
CARE: “Cessation of hostilities” welcome, but at what price?