Disaster Preparedness

El Niño

El Niño will have a severe impact on access to water and food security in several countries. Learn how CARE is responding.

Yemen in Crisis

Over 12 million people are going hungry as wheat and other staples are in increasingly short supply.

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.

CARE helps people strengthen community resilience to prepare for and respond to disasters — anything from cyclones in Asia, to food shortages in Africa.

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

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Our response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. 




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Read up on our disaster and preparedness work. 


See how far your dollars stretch to change lives, and spread the word.

#StealTheseStats @CARE$6 = 1 wool blanket to an emergency survivor to help them stay warm & sleep securely.
#StealTheseStats @CARE$23 = 1 emergency hygiene kit, w/sanitary items, a water jug, soap & water purification tablets.
#StealTheseStats @CARE$3 = 1 five-gallon water container for a family that's lost everything to conflict or disaster.
#StealTheseStats @CARE$172 = 1 emergency latrine to help refugees maintain health, hygiene & sanitation.

Where We Work

CARE works in 94 countries around the world to support over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.