Hunger in Emergencies

At night he dreams of the sea.

As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright streets of Sicily, Durban and Dubai.

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PAGAK, South Sudan – Nyakoang Rieka set out from her village in the afternoon. Pregnant and with her elderly  mother and three small children in tow, she walked several  miles through the hot, dry South Sudanese countryside to get to the food distribution at the Pagak Way Station, a group of canvas warehouses and austere concrete block buildings set up to distribute aid. Upon arrival, Ms. Rieka promptly gave birth to her fourth child. Within hours she was on her way back home with 2 week’s rations of sorghum, split peas and cooking oil and vaccinations for herself and the children.

Juliet Inisa is a single mother of three children ages 13, five and two. She had to work hard on her own to provide for her kids.

JUBA (Feb. 17, 2014) – The South Sudan crisis will worsen unless relief organizations are able to deliver supplies before being cut off by the approaching rainy season, the humanitarian group CARE warned this week.

WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2014) - CARE applauds the Senate approval of reforms to the U.S. international food assistance program contained in the 2014 Farm Bill under the leadership of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), working with Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), and House colleagues, Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN).  

Bamako, Mali - Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on the February 3, 2014 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies warn that northern Mali is set to face another serious food crisis unless funds are rapidly mobilized.

More than 800,000 people need immediate food assistance, and across the country, 3 million people are at risk of not finding enough to eat. More than half of these people are living in northern Mali.

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MANILA (Dec. 6, 2013)—As the one-month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan approaches on Dec. 8, lack of shelter continues to be a critical issue for millions of people in the Philippines.

Over 14 million people have been affected by the typhoon, with 1.2 million houses damaged or destroyed and as many as 4 million people displaced—almost four times as many as those left homeless by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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In response to the catastrophic storm that tore a path through the central Philippines on November 7 and 8, CARE has reached over 317,000 people with emergency assistance to date.

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