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A male CARE staffer wearing a tan CARE vest walks with a small group of people down a road in Haiti.

We respond to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.

From Relief to Long-Term Recovery

Our decades of experience, expansive global reach and robust network of partners enable us to take a comprehensive approach to emergency relief.

First, we work with communities to prepare for and mitigate the impact of disasters.

Then, we partner with local groups to provide immediate assistance when an emergency hits.

And finally, we work with survivors, especially women and children, to help them recover after the crisis has passed.

Looking ahead, our goal is to create a flexible humanitarian surge fund to enable CARE to respond rapidly and effectively to up to four simultaneous large-scale emergencies, while addressing protracted emergencies. Donate today to help us reach our goal.

Current Disaster Response Efforts

CARE COVID-19 Response

For people already living in crisis, the effects of COVID-19 will be devastating.  Read More

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Cyclone Idai

The cyclone, the strongest to hit Southern Africa, has affected at least 3 million people in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.  Read More

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Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

With millions on the brink of famine, the UN is calling the civil war in Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Read More

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Venezuela Refugee Crisis

More than 3 million people have fled the country - the largest exodus in Latin America in a century. Read More

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Syrian Refugee Crisis

The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has left up to 13.5 million people, more than half of whom are children, in need of humanitarian aid. Read More

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Myanmar Refugee Crisis

More than 915,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State. Read More

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Ebola Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola is a rare, and usually fatal, hemorrhagic fever. Since 1976, the DRC has faced 10 epidemics of Ebola. Read More

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Nigeria Humanitarian Crisis

A decade-long conflict with no end in sight has led to one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises. Read More

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Somalia Food Insecurity Crisis

Since October 2019, flooding caused by heavy rainfall has destroyed farmland, agricultural produce, and infrastructure in Somalia. Read More

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Zimbabwe Food Insecurity Crisis

Southern Africa is facing an unprecedented drought and food security crisis, with Zimbabwe being one of the hardest hit. Read More

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Ethiopia Humanitarian Crisis

Almost 9 million people in Ethiopia require humanitarian assistance due to drought, flooding, and displacement. Read More

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South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis

More than 1.4 million South Sudanese are displaced inside the country, with more seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Read More

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Sudan Humanitarian Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people have died and more than 8.5 million people are affected by the crisis, and there is no end in sight. Read More

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Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis

After 18 years of crisis in Afghanistan, humanitarian needs in the country show no signs of abating. Read More

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Mali Humanitarian Crisis

The combined effects of armed conflict and the lasting impacts of the 2012 food crisis in the north of Mali have had a severe effect on the country’s people. Read More

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Lake Chad Basin Regional Crisis

The Lake Chad Basin crisis is affecting more than 17 million people across northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North region, western Chad, and southeastern Niger. Read More

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Uganda Refugee Crisis

Uganda is at risk of outbreaks of diseases like cholera, malaria, and Ebola. Read More

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West Bank/Gaza Crisis

The escalation of violence puts a severe burden on children who are in many cases still traumatized from past clashes.  Read More

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