CARE distributes aid kits to survivors of the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

CARE is distributing hygiene kits to around 1,000 households over the coming days. Distributions will target some of those worst affected by the earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Lack of clean water and access to sanitation facilities are two of the biggest problems currently facing survivors of the earthquake. “People have…

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CARE responds as Mangkhut lashes northern Philippines

A group of women who are part of CARE's Every Voice Counts project in Sudan look at the camera and smile. Ala Kheir/CARE

Typhoon Mangkhut, locally known as Ompong, brought ferocious winds and blinding rain that left infrastructure and agricultural damage to provinces in northern Philippines. Over 58,000 people have evacuated according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. CARE immediately sent an emergency response team to Cagayan ahead of the typhoon’s landfall. Jerome Lanit, CARE’s…

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Nepal Earthquake: View from the ground

The following is a transcript from Santosh Sharma, CARE’s Emergency response coordinator in Nepal the morning of April 26: Right now, almost all the people in the Kathmandu Valley are outside their house because we’re still experiencing aftershocks – two of them were more than magnitude 5. People are afraid to go inside their homes.…

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Nepal: ‘Is there going to be another earthquake?’

Written by Grishma Raj Aryal, CARE Nepal Communications Officer in Kathmandu The second earthquake hit this afternoon, and everybody started screaming. Everyone is afraid that there is going to be another, stronger earthquake. My nieces and nephews keep asking us, “Is there going to be another earthquake? Are we going to die?” We tell them…

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The journey to resilience after Haiyan

Written by: Dennis Amata, Information & Communications Manager, CARE Philippines “All of the houses in my village were destroyed in a snap. We nearly lost everything.” This was what Analita Garcela shared when asked about her experience when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way through Central Philippines on November 8, 2013. Analita, 47, is the…

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