CARE has worked in the Philippines since 1949 and has focused largely on disaster response, emergency preparedness, livelihoods recovery and integrated risk management programs. CARE’s recent responses in the Philippines include typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in 2012, Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, Ruby (Hagupit) in 2014, Lando (Koppu) and Koppu (Melor) in 2015, Karen (Sarika), Lawin (Haima), Nina (Nock-ten) in 2016, and the earthquake in Surigao City in 2017. CARE is currently implementing a number of urban resilience, disaster risk reduction and economic development programs in the Philippines.

CARE Philippines' Approach

Humanitarian Partnership Platform
CARE Philippines has set up a Humanitarian Partnership Platform with national NGOs, People’s Organizations, and private sector companies across the country. These partnerships are based on trust, mutual benefit and shared vision. The goal of the partnership platform is to be able to respond to natural and man-made disasters in the Philippines with speed, scale and quality. CARE is a signatory for chapter for change, and is committed to implement all of its programs in the Philippines through partnership with national organizations.

Focus on Women and Girls
Women and girls in the developing world are hit hardest by emergencies. CARE puts women and girls in the center of its humanitarian and development programs, to address gender inequality, forge new opportunities and empower them to lead community development. CARE ensures that women have the equal participation in all program activities and decision-making.

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CARE Ready to Respond to Philippine’s Taal Volcano, Possible Hazardous Eruption.

MANILA (January 13, 2010) - On the afternoon of January 12, 2020, the Taal Volcano located in the province of Batangas in Luzon Island


Philippines: Typhoon Phanfone Strikes on Christmas Eve

MANILLA (December 29, 2019) – CARE activated its emergency protocols immediately on Christmas Eve right after Typhoon Phanfone (locally known as Typhoon Ursula) made its first landfall.


CARE, Abbott and the Abbott Fund Launch Partnership to Address Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in Humanitarian Settings

Program focused on helping people affected by conflict in Marawi City, Philippines

Chronic diseases are a critical but often overlooked problem in regions affected by disasters, conflict and other humanitarian challenges 


Climate Change Plays Major Role in Top 10 Underreported Humanitarian Crises of 2018, New CARE Report Shows

GENEVA (February 21, 2019) - Today the international aid organization, CARE, launched a new report highlighting the ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2018.


Establishing resilient livelihoods 5 years after Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, internationally known as Yolanda, has become a name that’s hard to forget. The super typhoon wiped out homes, killed more than 6,300 people, and devastated agricultural lands leaving those who survived homeless and without any source of income.


Typhoon Yutu hits Northern Philippines one month after Mangkhut’s devastation

MANILA (October 30, 2018) —Typhoon Yutu (locally known as Rosita) made landfall in Dinapigue, Isabela, Philippines at 4 a.m. on Tuesday. It then passed through several provinces in the northern part of the country.


CARE responds as Mangkhut lashes northern Philippines

MANILA (September 15, 2018) —Typhoon Mangkhut, locally known as Ompong, brought ferocious winds and blinding rain that left infrastructure and agricultural damage to provinces in northern Philippines.