Emergencies

Syria crisis

The 5-year-long crisis shows no signs of ending - millions of Syrian refugees need your help more than ever.

Emergency in Yemen

Millions of people in Yemen are facing severe food and water shortages – we must not turn our backs on them.

Support our emergency response

Your regular gift means CARE can be there to help people wherever and whenever disaster strikes.

Thank you for your support

One year on from the Nepal earthquakes, find out how your support is really making a difference for Nepal's people.

CARE is there to help people when they need it most

  • We are one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies, delivering life-saving assistance wherever and whenever disaster strikes.
  • CARE’s team on the ground in Ecuador is assisting people in the areas hardest-hit by the April 2016 earthquake.
  • We are responding in Ethiopia where the El Niño weather system has caused an extreme drought.

World Humanitarian Summit

This is a historic opportunity to ensure everyone gets the help they need to survive with dignity in a humanitarian crisis. But will the Summit lead to real change?

Emergency in Yemen

Intense conflict in Yemen has created a massive humanitarian crisis – a staggering 80% of the population are in urgent need of assistance.

Syria crisis

CARE has assisted more than 2 million people affected by the Syria crisis – but with no end to the conflict in sight, millions of people are still in urgent need of help.

Nepal earthquakes

Find out how CARE has been helping the people of Nepal to rebuild their lives and livelihoods after the 2015 earthquakes.

South Sudan

Driven out by conflict and hunger, millions of people live in fear of being unable to feed and protect themselves and their families.

Crisis watch

Every year, CARE responds to over 30 emergencies around the world. Find out more about some of the places where we’re helping people right now.

How we work in emergencies

We respond quickly when emergencies arise, make sure help gets to those who need it most, and support people to recover and rebuild afterwards.

Recovery and rebuilding

Find out more about past emergency responses, from recent emergencies such as the Nepal earthquake, to previous disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's reach

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our mission

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.