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.


18 Oct 2018

Indonesia tsunami response

CARE Indonesia has begun distributing hygiene kits through our partner organisation PKPU to around 1,000 households in the worst affected and hardest to reach areas of Palu, Donggala and Sigi. CARE’s hygiene kits include buckets and water purification tablets as well as hygiene items such as soap and laundry, and items specifically targeted at women and girls, such as sanitary napkins.

17 Oct 2018

Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

Hamida standing outside new shelters in refugee camp

CARE Bangladesh has provided the first set of a planned 1,260 secure household shelters, made with concrete pillars, reinforced with bamboo, tarpaulin, rope and wire. The shelters use a 'cluster village' approach providing 52 households with shared facilities including water points, latrines, kitchens, street lighting, drainage and pathways. Hamida (pictured above) said:

We arrived in Bangladesh amidst a lot of difficulty; our living conditions were not good. Now we have got new and better shelter; here we receive water connection, bathing space, latrines, and food on a regular basis. We also get the opportunity to visit a Women Friendly Space. I feel so happy here.

16 Oct 2018


The food crisis in Yemen has led the UN to warn that ‘Time is running out’ to head off devastating famine. Wazeerah Omar, aged 38, who lives with her four sisters, an aunt and her grandmother in the capital Sana’a after fleeing from “the vicious never-ending conflict” in Taiz, told us:

I used to be the bread-winner for my family as a worker in a plastics factory.

Today I have lost all sources of income and cannot even secure a day’s bread for my family. As a family of seven led by me, we are fully dependent on the support we receive from aid organisations to keep us from starving to death. 

I keep on praying that God blesses us all with health because if any of us fell ill we cannot afford the least kind of medical care. I pray with all my heart that I can soon go back home and make my own income and live in dignity with my family.

See how the food crisis has affected people's ability to feed themselves and their families in this infographic:

Yemen food prices infographic

15 Oct 2018

Venezuela refugee crisis

The scarcity of food, incomes and livelihoods in Venezuela has forced more than 2 million Venezuelans to flee the country. Alex Moncada, country director at CARE Ecuador, said:

The crisis in Venezuela will continue to cause the large-scale migration we are witnessing right now. Venezuelans forced by hunger, violence and lack of opportunities for a dignified life face stigma and discrimination in countries where local communities are also living on the threshold of poverty.

15 Oct 2018


Nearly 8 million people in Ethiopia are affected by two types of crisis: a slow onset food security crisis, exacerbated by two years of consecutive droughts and lack of recovery; rapid-onset emergencies induced by diseases, floods, and conflict (over a million people have been displaced by recent conflicts in Gedeo and West Guji region in southern Ethiopia, and violence in the Oromia-Somali border region).

Since July, CARE has launched seven new emergency response initiatives, with water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH), shelter and nutrition projects in SNNP, Afar and Oromia regions. So far, CARE Ethiopia has reached 471,000 people with humanitarian assistance.