Emergencies

Countries in Crisis

We respond to dozens of disasters each year. View the map to see where we're currently providing relief. 

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Cyclone Idai

The cyclone is the strongest to hit Southern Africa. At least 1.5 million people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been affected.

Conflict In Yemen

Ongoing violence in Yemen has resulted in 80% of the population in need of humanitarian assistance. Over 21 million people struggle to access food, water and medical care.

DRC: Ebola Crisis Kills Hundreds

Ebola is a rare, and usually fatal, hemorrhagic fever. As of December 2018, the fatality rate of Ebola in the DRC is as high as 56%. 

Millions Flee Venezuela

More than  3 million people—about ten percent of the population—have fled Venezuela  as a result of political instability, hunger, inflation, poverty and soaring crime rates. It has been described as the largest exodus in Latin America in a hundred years. 

Syrian Refugee Crisis

The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has left more than half the population, up to 13.5 million people, more than half of whom are children, in need of humanitarian aid. We’re on the ground inside Syria and in neighboring countries helping Syrians as they struggle to survive.

Refugees flee Myanmar for Bangladesh

More than 906,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State. Around 80 percent of the refugees are women and children.

Nigeria faces disease outbreaks and hunger

The violent conflict that began in Nigeria in 2009 has resulted in a severe crisis in the northeast of the country, creating vast need for lifesaving support.

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.

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.

Ethiopia: A Massive Crisis Off the International Radar

Over 800,000 people have fled the violence.

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.

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Nepal

The worst earthquake to hit Nepal in more than 80 years has killed more than 7,000 people and injured more than 14,000.

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.

Looking ahead, our goal is to create a flexible humanitarian surge fund to enable CARE to respond rapidly and effectively to up to four simultaneous large-scale emergencies, while addressing protracted emergencies. Donate today to help us reach our goal.

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

Last year, CARE worked in 93 countries, reaching 63 million people through 950 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid programs.