Emergencies

Crisis in South Sudan

Almost 5 million people in South Sudan need emergency assistance now, and 3.7 million are at high risk for hunger. 

CARE is There

We help communities plan for emergencies, and work to ensure they receive food, water, shelter, healthcare and other relief supplies when they need them most.

Help the Most Vulnerable

When disaster strikes, women and children are often hit the hardest.

Hope Away From Home

There are 45.2 million refugees and displaced people worldwide. That’s a staggering number of people struggling for daily survival.

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COUNTRIES IN CRISIS

We respond to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs. View the map to see where we're providing relief right now. 

SOUTH SUDAN VIOLENCE

A recent escalation in violence underlines the fragile situation in the world’s youngest nation, still recovering from almost 50 years of civil war. Almost 5 million people in South Sudan need immediate assistance and 3.7 million are at risk for hunger.

Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Philippines

CARE is on the ground providing food, shelter and other essentials to survivors of typhoon Haiyan that tore a deadly path across the Philippines, affecting millions people.

SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has left up to 10 million people, half of whom are children, in need of humanitarian aid. We’re on the ground in the region helping Syrians as they struggle to survive.

HAITI EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed 220,000 people and left 2.3 million homeless. Five years later, we remain as committed as ever to helping Haitians rebuild their lives and communities.

WEST BANK & GAZA CRISIS

CARE has operated in the West Bank and Gaza since 1948. Today, we provide access to services such as healthcare, water and sanitation, as well as agriculture and livelihoods programs.

CYCLONE RELIEF IN INDIA

India's Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states are without electricity, access to clean water and permanent shelter after Cyclone Phailin destroyed nearly 7.5 million acres of crops and flooded low-lying areas of the coast that is home to more than 10 million people.

CHAD: REFUGEES ON THE RISE

Hunger and poverty are on the rise as Chad takes on refugees from all over the Sahel region, in particular the Central African Republic, even as the country struggles to solve its own food crisis with limited resources.

SAHEL FOOD INSECURITY

18.7 million people were hit hard by a food crisis in 2012. Now, erratic weather, failed crops, soaring food prices and violence complicate relief efforts for the remaining 20 million who are at risk of food insecurity.

MALI: ON THE BRINK

In Mali, where poor recent harvests, lasting impacts of the 2012 Sahel food crisis and conflict have made a severe toll on the population, more than 800,000 people need immediate food assistance and another 3 million people are at risk of not finding enough to eat. 

DADAAB REFUGEE CAMPS

We’ve worked in Dadaab, Kenya, since drought drove refugees there in 1991. We’re the primary provider of basic services like food, water and sanitation, as well as education and healthcare, for more than 423,496 people.

URGENT NEED IN DARFUR

Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of people have died and millions have been displaced due to violence in Darfur. CARE promotes peace and stability through relief services and livelihood-restoring programs.

DRC: WOMEN AT RISK

Conflict is a part of daily life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and women are especially at risk. We provide food and water, as well as support for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

FOOD CRISIS IN YEMEN

Devastated by political instability, Yemen, the Middle East’s poorest country, struggles to feed 10.5 million people even as refugees from Syria and the Horn of Africa put a further strain on resources.

HORN OF AFRICA HUNGER

While conditions have improved since a catastrophic drought struck this region in 2011, acute malnutrition rates remain high and millions still teeter on the brink of food insecurity.

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Crisis in South Sudan

CRISIS IN SOUTH SUDAN

5 Million people need emergency aid now

 

From Relief to Long-Term Recovery

We respond to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.

Our decades of experience, expansive global reach and robust network of partners enable us to take a comprehensive approach to emergency relief.

First, we work with communities to prepare for and mitigate the impact of disasters.

Then, we partner with local groups to provide immediate assistance when an emergency hits.

And finally, we work with survivors, especially women and children, to help them recover after the crisis has passed.

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Responding to Emergencies & Helping Communities Prepare

Many poor communities in the developing world lack the basic resources to cope with the struggles of everyday life. When disaster strikes, that struggle becomes all but impossible without assistance.

Watch to see how CARE mobilizes to provide relief. 

WHERE WE WORK

CARE works in 87 countries around the world to support over 900 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects.