Emergencies

South Sudan: Famine declared

Famine has been declared in Unity State in South Sudan – millions are at risk of starving.

Somalia: Will history repeat itself?

The Horn of Africa food crisis could soon tip over into famine, warns CARE.

Yemen crisis appeal

Millions of people in Yemen are going without food and water – we must not turn our backs on them.

Syria crisis

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

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Syria crisis

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

Yemen crisis

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

South Sudan

Famine has been declared in Unity State in South Sudan – millions of people are at risk of starving.

El Nino

The most powerful El Niño on record has caused the worst drought for decades and successive failed harvests in parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

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.