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 DONATE 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. CARE staff on the ground report that there are thousands of people sleeping in the streets, with search and rescue missions still…

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COVID-19 response

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 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 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 Crisis DONATE 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…

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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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Hurricane Irma DONATE THE SITUATION Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba September 8, 2017 as a Category 5 hurricane with strong winds and heavy seas leaving massive destruction in its wake. The entire country has been affected; winds exceeding 250km/h tore roofs off buildings, downed electrical lines and brought floodwaters into low-lying coastal communities. Officials…

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Urgent need in South Sudan DONATE THE SITUATION The escalation of the conflict that began in 2013 across various parts of South Sudan in June and July 2016, has exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation. One in three people in South Sudan are severely food insecure and malnutrition rates, particularly among children, have reached critical levels….

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Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala DONATE On June 3, 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted in the provinces of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez, where the Guatemalan government has declared a State of Public Calamity, with over 1.7 million people affected. More than 3,200 people have fled their homes and communities and 65 people have been killed….

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Stop Famine Together DONATE UPDATE: With your help, as part of the Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund, we raised over $21 million to help save lives in parts of Africa and Yemen. The United Nations is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis in its history: More than 20 million people are facing starvation in…

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