Afghanistan Emergency

Zainab lives with her son in a camp for internally displaced people in Afghanistan. Photo: CARE

Afghanistan Emergency DONATE THE SITUATION The security situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. The pace of families fleeing their homes has intensified due to conflict and hundreds of thousands of newly displaced people need emergency support now. Many Afghans fear that hard-won development gains, particularly for women and girls, will disappear. While the world watches…

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Haiti Emergency

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Western Haiti on August 14, 2021, causing over 700 casualties at the time of this writing. The number of fatalities is likely to increase. CARE is at work on the ground. Andre Marc Sary/CARE

Haiti Emergency DONATE THE SITUATION Haiti experienced a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake on August 14, 2021, with the epicenter in the south of the island near Saint-Louis-du-Sud. The earthquake, which has already led to over two thousand deaths and thousands more injured, has also damaged homes and smaller infrastructure, displacing thousands, with the full extent…

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Humanitarian Crisis in West Bank and Gaza

CARE Palestine (West Bank & Gaza) has declared an emergency in May 2021 following violence. Scenes of devastation and destruction. Ismail Abu Hatab/CARE

Humanitarian Crisis in West Bank and Gaza Photo: Ismail Abu Hatab/CARE THE SITUATION With the high death toll and damage caused by 11 days of violence in Gaza, the scale of humanitarian need is immense. Around 91,000 Palestinians have been displaced from their homes, including 66,000 who are seeking protection in UN schools across Gaza….

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India COVID Crisis

India COVID Crisis THE SITUATION A severe second wave of COVID-19 is having a devastating impact in India. The country has more than 3.4 million active cases and numbers are predicted to peak by mid-May 2021. Even cities like Mumbai and Delhi with well-established healthcare networks are under tremendous strain. There is a dire need…

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Lebanon Crisis

CARE is working on the ground in Lebanon to provide emergency relief services for those affected by the large explosion in Beirut that occurred on August 4th. The devastation and shattered buildings seen here were photographed on August 7, 2020.

Lebanon Crisis THE SITUATION On August 4, 2020 two explosions rocked the city of Beirut, Lebanon. Hundreds of people were killed, more than 6,000 injured, and over 300,000 have lost their homes. “I have been walking around Beirut for the last 2 days. The damage is terrible, impossible to quantify. It is impossible to imagine…

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Coronavirus COVID-19

Temperature measurement of adolescent girls by thermal scanner in Bangladesh. Photo: Hillol Sobhan/CARE

Coronavirus COVID-19 THE SITUATION The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects us all. It will have unthinkable consequences in the places CARE is already delivering lifesaving aid—places where health care systems are already weak, and where disaster and conflict have wiped out long-term food supplies. In these communities, there are far too many vulnerable people and too…

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DRC Ebola Emergency

DRC Ebola Emergency DONATE WHAT IS EBOLA? Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare, and usually fatal, hemorrhagic fever. It was first discovered in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) near the Ebola River. Ebola virus is caused by an infection and spreads through direct contact with the bodily fluids of a person…

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Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai THE SITUATION In March 2019, cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with speeds of more than 200 kilometers per hour, causing severe damage. One month after Idai, a second storm hit northern Mozambique while the country was still recovering from cyclone Idai. More than 600 people died and 1,600 were injured during the unprecedented disasters of cyclones…

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Venezuela

Venezuela Crisis THE SITUATION Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented and man-made humanitarian crisis, causing a mass exodus of its people.  More than  three million people—about ten percent of the population—have fled Venezuela  as a result of political instability, hunger, inflation, lack of health care, poverty and soaring crime rates. It has been described as the…

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Hurricane Matthew: Haiti and Cuba

Hurricane Matthew impact

Hurricane Matthew DONATE THE SITUATION Thousands of people in Haiti and Cuba are in need of help following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew. The Category 4 Hurricane struck southern Haiti and Cuba on October 4, 2016 destroying homes, food crops, water supplies, and, in Haiti, raising fears of the spread of cholera. Haiti Massive amounts…

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