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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 is a growing global pandemic that has implications for all of us here at home and for our fellow global citizens around the world. As some of CARE’s most important supporters and partners we want to ensure that you are first to know what CARE is doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CARE has activated a global response to COVID-19 – which threatens to overwhelm healthcare resources, particularly in countries with weak public health infrastructures. More urgently, in communities without access to clean water, proper nutrition, and/or the ability to adequately quarantine people who fall ill, we know that COVID-19 will spread more quickly than it has in Europe and in the United States. From distributing sanitation and hygiene kits to building water access in communities without it, CARE is on the frontlines of this crisis working to help prevent its spread and its toll on already vulnerable communities.

You can learn more about CARE’s response and hear directly from our field teams in the videos below. Thank you for being such an important part of CARE’s ability to do this work. We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy.

May 10

Update #8 with Martha Brooks- CARE USA Board Co-Chair, Ram Das- Deputy Country Director for CARE Bangladesh and Aaron Brent- County Director for CARE Yemen

April 21

Update #7 featuring Michelle Nunn, Sen. Chris Coons, Dr. Peggy Hamburg, Michèle Flournoy and Former Rep. Jim Moran.

April 20

Update #6 with Michelle Nunn, Claudine Mensah Awute, Regional Director for West Africa, and Bushra Aldukainah, Area Manager in Yemen.

April 13

Update #5 with Tjada McKenna, CARE’s Chief Operating Officer, Catalina Vargas, regional humanitarian coordinator for the Latin America and the Caribbean region, and Jameel Dababneh, who leads Azraq refugee camp work with CARE Jordan. The three discuss how COVID-19 is shaping life and work in different regions of the world.

April 6

Update #4 with Michelle Nunn sharing the five ways that CARE is responding to COVID-19 and how we can all help.

March 30

Update #3 with Michelle Nunn, Sheba Crocker, VP for Humanitarian Policy & Practice, and Deepmala Mahla, Regional Director for Asia.

March 23

Update #2 with Michelle Nunn and Camille Davis, Director of Humanitarian Planning.

March 16

An opening message from Michelle Nunn, CARE President and CEO.

Quick resources

Coronavirus Crisis: What CARE is Doing

With much of the world on lockdown, CARE’s local resources are more critical than ever.

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Gender Implications of COVID-19 Outbreaks – Executive Summary

CARE’s analysis shows that COVID-19 outbreaks in development or humanitarian contexts could disproportionately affect women and girls in a number of ways, including adverse effects on their education, food security and nutrition, health, livelihoods, and protection.

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Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

This analysis by CARE and the IRC explores the current and potential gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and the ways in which women, girls, and other marginalized people are likely to suffer from the pandemic.

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IMPACT Magazine – Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 issue of IMPACT Magazine focuses on CARE's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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