Peru: 24 March 2017
Intense rainfall in Peru has caused flash floods, landslides and river overflows, leading to significant damage and risks to public health. An estimated 450,000 people are affected. CARE will be distributing 8,000 family hygiene kits and has teams operating in Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad and Tumbes who are developing Zika prevention programmes and activities.
Madagascar: 15 March 2017
Tropical cyclone Enawo has led to a reported 81 deaths, with over 40,000 homes destroyed or damaged. CARE is distributing emergency food and shelter kits, and will be carrying out food-for-work programming and providing unconditional cash grants to help people recover.
Mozambique: 27 February 2017
In the aftermath of Cyclone Dineo, CARE is working with the government to assist communities by providing emergency household items such as tarpaulins, blankets, buckets, ground sheets and mosquito nets.
Tanzania: 22 February 2017
Drought is affecting more than a million people, with poor households struggling to cope with declining access to food and income and huge increases in prices for basic food supplies. CARE is undertaking a needs assessment.
Lake Chad Basin: 20 February 2017
Widespread violence in northeast Nigeria and neighbouring countries has caused massive population movements in the four Lake Chad Basin countries. CARE has on-going responses in affected areas of Niger, Chad and Cameroon and is setting up a presence in northern Nigeria.
- Chad: CARE has so far assisted nearly 48,000 displaced people and host communities affected by the Boko Haram conflict. 300,000 people are food insecure, with more than half of them experiencing severe food insecurity and 22,000 children under 5 suffering from acute malnutrition.
- Niger: The situation remains volatile with around 280,000 internally displaced people, returnees and refugees in the arid Diffa region. CARE has so far assisted 205,000 people with food, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter and protection support.
- Cameroon: Nearly 200,000 people have fled from their villages in the border area after brutal attacks by armed groups. Food and health are among the main needs.
Mozambique: 16 February 2017
Cyclone Dineo caused extensive damage in Inhambane province, where 40 per cent of the population were already requiring urgent food assistance as a result of drought. CARE Mozambique Country Director Mark Nosbach said:
With so much damage to homes, CARE is mobilising emergency kits that will help people in these communities with temporary shelter. Many of our kits were prepositioned in the area because of the drought but we’re likely to need a great many more.
Northern Iraq: 16 February 2017
An estimated 13 million people are affected by this complex and growing humanitarian crisis, with 10 million in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. CARE has so far assisted more than 60,000 people with water, sanitation, shelter and protection support (Mosul and Dohuk) and health support (Zumaar).
At least 160,000 people have been displaced from their homes by the Mosul conflict. CARE is coordinating with local partners to support people fleeing the fighting.
Somalia: 14 February 2017
A severe food crisis – and potentially a famine – is unfolding in parts of Somalia. Raheel Nazir Chaudhary, CARE’s Country Director in Somalia, says:
We are observing the same warning signs that preceded the famine in Somalia six years ago.
Consecutive droughts over the last two years, exacerbated by one of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded, have completely depleted people’s food supplies and killed their livestock. More than 6 million people – over half the entire population of the country – are in urgent need of food and water assistance.
Read more: “We have to act now to prevent the worst”
Mali: 6 February 2017
Following droughts and then flooding, around 3 million people in Gao river belt, Timbuktu and Mopti regions are categorised as IPC (Integrated Food Security Classification) Phase 2 stressed – meaning they are barely managing to meet their minimum food needs. CARE has so far distributed food and cash vouchers to 55,000 people.
Mozambique emergency: “I am very grateful to CARE”...CARE staff are distributing emergency kits in Massinga, Mozambique, following Cyclone Dineo.Six years ago 260,000 Somalis starved to death. Is famine about to strike again?Which humanitarian emergencies are getting overlooked by the world's media - and why?