In an emergency, timing is crucial. CARE has the resources and experience necessary to respond quickly to deal with major crises.
How do we do it?
- Immediate response and long-term recovery – CARE is among the first to arrive and the last to leave, helping communities recover and rebuild when disaster strikes.
- Refugee support – Meeting emergency life-saving needs and providing longer-term development assistance, while helping maintain people’s dignity and respect. CARE works with refugees, internally-displaced persons and local populations who face the sudden influx of people in their community.
- A special focus on women and girls – Women and girls are particularly vulnerable during an emergency. CARE ensures their unique security, food and health needs are met.
- Preparing in advance – Our teams are on the ground right now working to prepare the most vulnerable communities should an emergency arise.
Help CARE immediately respond to emergencies and prepare communities for future disasters.
Syrian refugee crisis
CARE is supporting thousands of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria.
El Niño Emergency
CARE is providing food and water to millions who are starving due to drought and flooding caused by the El Niño weather pattern.
Urgent Need in South Sudan
CARE is providing emergency support to hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict in South Sudan.
CARE is coordinating with its partners on the ground to help people rebuild their homes and businesses.
Ongoing & Past Emergencies
- Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
- Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013)
- Central African Republic (CAR) Emergency
- Gaza Humanitarian Crisis (2014)
- Haiti Earthquake (2010)
- Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004)