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.


31 Jan 2019

CARE's emergency responses worldwide

World map of humanitarian emergencies Dec 2018
CARE emergency and humanitarian overview: current and on watch crises (Oct-Dec 2018)

CARE is currently responding to 43 humanitarian crises including the 9 large scale crises (Type 4) - see the map above. In the period October to December 2018, we reached 5.6 million people (6%) of the 95.6 million affected people in the 9 large-scale crises (Yemen, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, D.R. Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lake Chad Basin and Venezuela). Emerging crises that we are monitoring include 25 countries identified as at high risk of extreme weather impacts over the coming months due to El Nino related extreme weather.

29 Jan 2019

Bangladesh: Myanmar refugee crisis

Preparations are underway in the refugee camps in Bangladesh in anticipation of the monsoon and cyclone seasons. Recent assessment places 246,000 individuals at risk, of whom 18,674 are considered at highest risk, due to precarious shelters in areas vulnerable to flood, landslide and high winds. CARE Bangladesh is developing a monsoon contingency plan for the upcoming season, in line with the site management sector in each of the camps.

To date, CARE's emergency response to the Myanmar refugee crisis has reached 345,000 people, of whom 59% are women and girls.

26 Jan 2019

Ebola outbreak in the DRC

The risk remains very high both in the DRC and regionally. The deteriorating security situation in North Kivu threatens to worsen the crisis. As the risk of transmission is very high, neighbouring provinces and countries are enhancing surveillance and preparedness activities.

CARE DRC has reached 93,820 people in the last quarter (Oct to Dec 2018) through WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene), prevention and social mobilisation activities. CARE Uganda is supporting Kikuube District Local Government, WHO, UNICEF in strengthening surveillance for Ebola in line with the Uganda Ministry of Health Preparedness Plan.

25 Jan 2019

Lake Chad Region

Humanitarian needs remain at crisis level across the region, with acute food insecurity in Chad and Niger, intensification of violence and increasing food insecurity and economic crisis in northern Nigeria, and continued displacement of people due to violence in Cameroon. Overall in the Lake Chad Basin region, CARE has reached 1.2 million individuals which is nearly 12% of the 10.7 million affected people in the region, and we are continuing with our emergency responses.

2 Jan 2019

Indonesia tsunamis

Following the tsunami that hit the coast of Sunda Strait on 22 Dec 2018,  437 people are reported dead, more than 14,000 injured, and more than 31,000 displaced. CARE has distributed hygiene kits to affected people and is conducting a Rapid Gender Analysis to identify different needs for women, girls, men and boys.

CARE’s assessment on the ground is that local governments, PMI (Red Cross) and local NGOs have been providing adequate assistance, hence CARE is halting its response in the Sunda Straits area for now. We will continue to monitor the situation and stand by to respond should another tsunami occur.

We are continuing our response on the island of Sulawesi, where many people remain without adequate shelter and access to clean water.