Emergency Relief

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.


Hurricane Matthew

CARE is on the ground in Haiti and Cuba providing emergency aid.

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Syrian refugee crisis

CARE is supporting thousands of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria. 

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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.

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Urgent Need in South Sudan

CARE is providing emergency support to hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

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Nepal Earthquakes

CARE is coordinating with its partners on the ground to help people rebuild their homes and businesses.

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Ongoing & Past Emergencies