Democratic Republic of Congo (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 DONATE THE SITUATION In early March 2019, severe weather caused flooding in parts of Malawi and Mozambique. This system escalated into tropical cyclone Idai, which hit close to the city of Beira, Mozambique as a Category 3 cyclone on March 14. The storm continued over central Mozambique and into Zimbabwe. A second storm,…

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Venezuela

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

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

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

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 (2018)

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 (2017)

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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Syria

Syria Crisis DONATE THE SITUATION In response to the conflict in Syria, CARE is providing life-saving assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt and to people affected by the crisis in Syria. CARE condemns in the strongest terms attacks on civilians. Millions of people continue to live under siege and in hard-to-reach…

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Yemen

Yemen Crisis DONATE THE SITUATION Violence in Yemen has created the most severe humanitarian crisis in the world. As fighting and airstrikes continue, more than 22 million people are in desperate need of help. The country is facing a triple-threat: First, the currency is out of control, making basic goods like food or medicine too…

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