Disaster Preparedness

8/15/16

Volunteering during times of drought

Joaquina and Relia have been neighbors in a little village close to Funhalouro in the Southeast of Mozambique for many years. The two friends spend hours to fetch water every day. Their village has no running water, no electricity and the nearest hospital is hours away.

8/15/16

“Without food we cannot survive”

It is a hot day in Pembe, a small town in the province of Inhambane in the Southeast of Mozambique. In the early morning hours men and women are waiting to queue for a month’s food aid ration. Most of them have walked for hours, others already arrived the day before.

5/27/16

Health risks of low water levels alleviated by water tanks and filters

Thi Mom, 47, has a lot of responsibility resting on her slim shoulders. The mother-of-four not only cares for her children and young grandchild but also for her husband, who has a disability which means he has been unable to walk for the past nine years.

5/27/16

How a short-term emergency response can have long-term value to communities

A disaster response should first and foremost meet people’s immediate needs to help them face the challenges caused by an emergency situation.

5/27/16

Helping the hardest hit when natural disasters occur

When disaster strikes, it is those with the least support who are some of the most affected. Maya, 54, has had no one but herself to rely on during the recent drought affecting much of Cambodia.

5/27/16

Water or food? Pregnancy challenges during Cambodia’s worst drought in decades

Imagine being pregnant but having to choose between eating enough food and drinking enough water. For the last month this has been the reality for Vann, 24, a young woman from Koh Kong in Cambodia.

5/23/16

CARE Delivers Urgent Message as the First-ever World Humanitarian Summit Convenes in Turkey

CARE emphasizes the importance of engaging women and girls in the planning and delivery of crisis assistance

 

4/29/16

Earthquake in Ecuador: Hope for survivors

One of the most powerful earthquakes caused severe destruction in Ecuador. But there is hope, because of people like Juan.
 
Jonel, 30 : “I was not afraid when the earthquake hit. I immediately felt that I needed to help.”

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