NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (Feb. 12, 2018) — As Cyclone Gita intensifies to a possible Category 5 storm, Pacific island Tonga braces for the worst tropical cyclone to hit the region in almost two years.
Asia and Pacific
In fiscal year 2013, we worked in 86 countries, supporting 927 humanitarian aid and development projects to reach more than 97 million people. We carried out programs in the following 16 countries throughout Asia and the Pacific:
FIJI (February 26, 2016) — As the international relief effort in Fiji continues, humanitarian organization CARE says it is critical international aid targets the specific needs of women and girls.
Following a Category 5 cyclone devastated the island nation, Fiji declared a state of natural disaster. It is the most powerful storm to ever hit the country.
FIJI—(February 21, 2016)-- Emergency teams have begun assessing the damage caused by severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest storms on record.
FIJI-(February 20, 2016)—Tropical Cyclone Winston slammed into Fiji making it the most powerful to ever hit the island. CARE is ready to respond after the storm was upgraded to category five, triggering evacuations across Fiji’s main island Viti-Levu.
CARE Emergency Team Leader in Philippines Praises U.S. Public Donor Response, says Relief Efforts Face Enormous Logistical Challenges
Atlanta-based international relief organization CARE is responding to the Philippines to help victims of the typhoon. CARE staff member Laura Sheahen talked with her co-workers already in the Philippines as she waited on her flight to join them.