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.


16 Nov 2018


More than 1.8 million people remain internally displaced and continue to face ongoing insecurity. Since October 2017, CARE has been implementing a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) emergency response in West Mosul, including water trucking, solid waste collection, and major rehabilitation works including the installation of sewage pipe networks for an area housing 9,500 families. Other initiatives include a new health and protection project to improve access to emergency primary health and gender-based violence protection services in Ninewa governorate. Since 2015, CARE has reached 260,000 beneficiaries through WASH, shelter, and sexual, reproductive and maternal health initiatives; and multipurpose cash distributions.

15 Nov 2018

South Sudan

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire despite the peace deal that was reached by the belligerent groups. People are still reeling under the effects of the conflict which has disrupted livelihoods, disenfranchised social networks and robbed people of family ties. The risk of widespread food insecurity remains extremely high, especially with conflict-related restrictions on population movement

CARE South Sudan has reached 224,000 people through health, nutrition, food security, livelihoods, gender-based violence (GBV) protection, and peace-building interventions.

In Sudan, where there are more than 750,000 South Sudanese refugees, CARE has assisted  76,000 people. In Uganda, where there are more than a million South Sudanese refugees, CARE has reached 73,000 people, with a focus on supporting GBV survivors to access timely and good quality services.

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.