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.