Crisis watch

Florentine, a young mother in Mozambique, who received assistance from CARE following drought and food shortages
8 Jan 2018


Cyclone Ava brought devastation to the eastern coast of Madagascar, leaving 6 people dead, 13,523 displaced and over 63,000 people affected. CARE is liasing with the government over conducting a rapid needs assessment and is ready to respond if needed.

3 Jan 2018

The Philippines

Boy outside storm-damaged building in the Philippines
A boy stands beside a damaged building in Zamboanga del Norte province

People in several regions in the Philippines are recovering from damage caused by tropical storm Tembin, locally known as Vinta. More than 700,000 people in eight regions, mostly in Mindanao, have been affected. Homes have been destroyed and many families are staying in emergency evacuation centres. CARE's emergency response team has coordinated with local partners Agri-Aqua Development Coalition and Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks to conduct a rapid needs and damage assessment and is planning to submit a funding bid to deliver emergency cash grants to affected people to buy essential food and non-food items.

20 Nov 2017

Nigeria / Lake Chad region

Insecurity, especially in areas of Borno state where CARE is operating, continues to hamper humanitarian operations. To date, CARE Nigeria has assisted 102,000 people with sexual and reproductive health support and prevention of gender-based violence in 8 local government areas of Borno State. We are also preparing to implement cash transfer and supplementary feeding programmes in Yobe and Borno states.

Insecurity and livelihood disruption in the Lake Chad region continues to affect 17 million people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, with nearly 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. CARE is assisting people in all four countries.

17 Nov 2017


Eleven days since the blockade was put in place, humanitarian aid supplies in the country are running dangerously low. CARE and 14 other humanitarian agencies have signed a joint statement calling for the immediate re-opening of all Yemeni ports to commercial and humanitarian cargo:

The blockade on almost all of Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings prevents the entry of food, fuel, medicines and supplies, exposing millions of people to disease, starvation and death... The suffering of the Yemeni people must stop.

13 Nov 2017

Iraq earthquake

A major earthquake in northwest Iraq has left hundreds injured and caused extensive damage to buildings. CARE is not currently working in the area but our partner organisation REACH is based in the area and is undertaking a rapid assessment of humanitarian needs. Based on information received from the assessment, and in coordination with other humanitarian agencies, CARE will review how we might contribute to emergency responses in the area.