Hurricane Irma: CARE Readies Response as Monster Storm Bears Down on Haiti, Cuba

PORT-AU-PRINCE — As Hurricane Irma swirled through the Atlantic with record strength on Thursday, CARE’s emergency teams in Haiti and Cuba made final preparations, readying clean drinking water, food and emergency supplies. Irma “will continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall hazards” to the northern coast of Haiti, the U.S. National Hurricane Center…

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Hurricane Irma: CARE prepares to respond to potentially devastating storm in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE — As powerful Hurricane Irma barrels toward Haiti, CARE’s emergency teams on the ground are preparing their response to this potentially devastating storm, readying clean drinking water, food and emergency supplies such as tarps for shelter. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, is currently in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of…

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Five reasons why CARE focuses on women and girls in emergencies

Women and girls are most affected when emergencies hit When emergencies hit, women and girls are among the most and worst affected. In many countries they cannot swim or are confined to their homes because of social norms and can therefore not easily evacuate in times of crisis. Women are often the last to eat…

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