Preparing for the Worst
Every year, CARE responds to approximately 30 disasters that affect the lives of 11-12 million people around the world.
With emergency-response experts on the ground in 69 countries — 95 percent of them citizens of those areas — we provide emergency food, relief supplies, water and sanitation and shelter to survivors.
But for poor and vulnerable communities, the impact of any emergency can destroy hard-won gains in the fight against poverty.
As with our everyday work, in emergencies, every dollar counts. To ensure that we don’t have to divert funds from our other important programs, we rely on support from donors like you so we can mobilize the instant disaster strikes.
1 URGENT ALERT Emergencies
Millions of Syrian refugees need your help!
2 IN THE NEWS Emergencies
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4 READ THIS Emergencies
Our response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
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