From natural disasters to climate-related shocks to conflict and displacement, most of these crises have the greatest impact on women and girls.

They are often eat last or least in times of food scarcity, and their health and safety are more likely to be at-risk during emergencies, and beyond. These hardships perpetuate poverty and inequality.

Here are some of the ongoing emergencies that CARE and our partners are responding to around the world:

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Preparedness and early action

We work with communities to prepare for and minimize the impact of disasters on women, girls and their families. We seek to reach the most vulnerable communities in the world and help them protect themselves in times of crisis.

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Rushing aid where it's needed most

When an emergency hits, we deploy local emergency response staff and often work with local groups to provide immediate assistance. This can range from providing emergency food, water and shelter to psychosocial support and setting up safe spaces for women.

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Building resiliency after the crisis

We support people—especially women and children—so they can recover after a crisis. We often work towards long-term recovery in partnership with local people and partners who know best what they need. Communities are then better able to withstand future emergencies.