Crisis watch

A woman wades through flood water in the coastal village of Praia Nova, one of the areas near Beira, Mozambique, hardest hit by Cyclone Idai
14 Nov 2018


With 14 million children, women and men – half the country’s population – on the brink of famine, Johan Mooij, Yemen Country Director, said:

People ask me what the humanitarian situation will be if Hodeidah city is besieged and routes out of Hodeidah are cut off. My answer is simple: it will be a disaster.

The world has just woken up to the fact that Yemen is a crisis on a scale that most of us have never seen. Whether or not famine is officially announced, people are starving, and it will be too late to save the countless thousands who have already died.

This entirely man-made crisis needs to end. The parties to the conflict need to stop fighting, and they need to stop now. The Yemeni people deserve an end to all this. They deserve peace and hope.

CARE Yemen is currently reaching about one million people every month. The majority of our aid operations are outside Hodeidah but the fighting could limit access and delivery of aid, as well as affecting civilians and the movement of internally displaced people.

12 Nov 2018


Despite the general good performance of this year’s belg/spring rains, the number of people targeted for food relief food and cash support remains largely unchanged at 7.9 million, due to the significant spike in internal displacement since April 2018.

CARE has activities planned in the food, shelter, and WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) sectors with a total target of 942,186 people. Our response so far has reached 641,890 people.

6 Nov 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo

Several health zones across the North Kivu and Ituri provinces in Eastern DRC are continuing to report confirmed and suspected cases of the Ebola virus, with the response hampered by ongoing conflict in the affected areas. CARE’s response focuses on infection prevention and control, including providing hygiene kits, at the household, community, health centre levels, and schools.

2 Nov 2018


One of the biggest biometric verification processes ever undertaken has confirmed that Uganda is hosting 1.1 million refugees, by far the largest number in Africa and the third largest worldwide. CARE Uganda is one of the leading responders, but more funding is required for the humanitarian response overall.

2 Nov 2018

Venezuela refugee crisis

CARE is continuing to distribute cash vouchers, rehabilitate shelters, and provide protection services and mental health and psychosocial support to displaced Venezuelans in Ecuador.