Crisis watch

Nauris cries while comforting her 4-year-old daughter, who has been suffering from diarrhoea. Nauris and her family have been living in this tent after their house, in Balumtuma village, Donggala, was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on 28 September 2018.


14 Dec 2018

Venezuela crisis

CARE is working in Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru to address the specific needs of women who are facing unprecedented suffering as a result of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the surrounding region.

We are working to ensure that women have access to basic services, providing emergency cash to pay for food and accommodation, and psychosocial support. CARE is also providing hygiene kits with sanitary materials for women and conducting awareness-raising activities around the issues of gender-based violence. 

12 Dec 2018

Ebola outbreak in the DRC

Insecurity and the worsening humanitarian crisis (over one million internally displaced people) are impeding the control of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province, despite the immediate and coordinated response by national and local government and health authorities, supported by international partners including CARE.

In line with the government’s Strategic Response Plan, CARE DRC’s response focuses on filling critical gaps in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and in infection prevention at household, school, community, and health centre levels. CARE DRC has reached 68,295 people through WASH interventions and activities related to the prevention of sexual transmission and  awareness-raising campaigns.

5 Dec 2018

Indonesia tsunami response

A family cooking inside their temporary shelter in Donggala

Above: A family cooking inside a temporary shelter in Donggala, Central Sulawesi

An estimated 211,000 people remain displaced across central Sulawesi and staying in over 942 sites in 254 villages across Palu, Donggala and Sigi districts. The situation is further complicated by the onset of the rainy season; flash floods have swept away some homes and left other shelters inundated with water, mud and debris.

CARE Indonesia has so far reached 10,970 people through WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and shelter interventions. CARE and our partner PKPU has also recently participated in a joint market assessment under the umbrella of the Cash Based Assistance Working Group to inform the approach to livelihoods recovery interventions.

27 Nov 2018

Lake Chad Basin

CARE has reached 1.2 million individuals in Lake Chad Basin countries which is about 11% of the 10 million affected people in the region.

This includes food security, livelihood, shelter, gender-based violence protection, and sexual and reproductive health support in Chad; WASH, nutrition and livelihoods support in Cameroon; food security, WASH, shelter and protection initiatives in Niger (reaching 71% of the affected population in the impoverished region of Diffa); and food security, protection, and health support (sexual and reproductive health, and mobile health clinics) in Nigeria.

19 Nov 2018

Indonesia tsunami response

Official figures put the number of people in need of shelter assistance at 340,000 people. An estimated 211,000 people are displaced across central Sulawesi and staying in over 942 sites in 254 villages across Palu, Donggala and Sigi districts. Many more people will also have lost their means of livelihood.

CARE is continuing to distribute hygiene kits and promote hygiene awareness in Donggala. 22 sites have been identified for the construction of emergency latrines in Donggala. We are preparing to distribute emergency hygiene, shelter and kitchen kits in Sigi. CARE’s Gender Advisor is deploying to Palu to follow up on the findings of our rapid gender analysis and to conduct training in protection from sexual exploitation and abuse for CARE staff and partners.

CARE aims to assist up to 50,000 people over 2-3 years with support in the areas of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), temporary shelter, community-based reconstruction, and livelihoods.