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Archive for October 2016

CARE Accelerates Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts

CARE teams are on the ground in hard-hit areas scaling up the response, which includes distributing hot meals, clean water, tarps and hygiene kits. One week after hurricane Matthew’s 230 km/h winds, heavy rain and storm surges wreaked havoc in the southern part of Haiti, CARE is scaling up its response to help Haitians survive…

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CARE Statement on October 8th Attack in Yemen

An attack at a funeral gathering in Sanaa, Yemen on Saturday, October 8th claimed the lives of an estimated 140 people and injured hundreds of others. This is the most devastating attack on innocent civilians in the 18 month conflict in Yemen that has so far left 14 million people in need of urgent humanitarian…

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‘A State of Despair’ Hurricane Matthew Update from Haiti

CARE Emergency Communications Manager Holly Frew shared the following quotes from Haiti: From Jeremie in the West: “People in Jeremie are in a state of despair and are starting to get frustrated and worried as food resources are running low. Food is the most critical need at the moment. With the logistical challenges of getting…

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Standing with the people of Niger

By Rotimy Djossaya, Country Director, CARE International Niger Last week, I departed from Niamey, the capital city of Niger for a very special three day trip. Together with members of Niger’s Humanitarian Country Team, the Minister of Humanitarian Actions, Laouan Magagi and the UN Under Secretary General and Regional Coordinator for Sahel, Toby Lanzer we…

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Hurricane Matthew: Massive flooding in Southern Haiti, CARE scaling up response

PORT AU PRINCE— Hurricane Matthew crawled through Haiti on Tuesday, dumping massive amounts of rain, particularly in the southern peninsula, leaving thousands of Haitians in need of emergency assistance. “The southern part of Haiti has been particularly heavy hit by Hurricane Matthew and is now cut off from the rest of the country,” said Jean-Michel…

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As Hurricane Matthew Lashes Haiti, Cuba Braces for Impact

HAVANA – CARE’s team in Cuba is on alert as Hurricane Matthew heads north after battering vulnerable communities in Haiti. The Category 4 Hurricane is expected to hit the eastern provinces of Cuba late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. CARE has been in contact with local Cuban authorities to potentially provide support if needed. “While…

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Hurricane Matthew: CARE Prepares to Respond to Potentially Devastating Storm in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE—As powerful Hurricane Matthew barrels toward Haiti, CARE is preparing to respond to this potentially devastating storm with clean drinking water, food assistance and emergency supplies such as tarps for shelter, blankets and hygiene kits. “Hurricane Matthew could have devastating impacts in Haiti, as the country has not experienced a storm of this magnitude since…

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