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
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.

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.