CARE and Cargill’s partnership of more than fifty years is a testament to the values we share. Over the past eight years, this partnership has helped improve the lives of more than 300,000 people around the world.
CARE has been operating in Indonesia since 1967, initially working in food distribution, small infrastructure projects, health, environment, and water and sanitation. In the wake of a series of shocks in the late 1990s that included the 1997 financial crisis and widespread drought, CARE Indonesia redirected its focus towards emergency programming.
JAKARTA (Dec. 7, 2016) — Global humanitarian organization CARE is leading assessments in the province of Aceh, Indonesia, after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region, killing dozens of people and destroying homes and buildings, including a hospital.
The global weather system known as “El Niño” is likely to become one of the strongest on record, affecting rain patterns and temperatures across the world for the rest of the year and into 2016. The last major El Niño was in 1997-98.
Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history. On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean.