crisis watch

CARE is currently responding to more than 30 humanitarian emergencies around the world - from Bangladesh to Yemen, from the DRC to Syria, from South Sudan to Somalia.

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CARE is there to help people when they need it most

We are one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies, delivering life-saving assistance wherever and whenever disaster strikes. Read the latest updates on our crisis watch page and our emergency stories page.

Myanmar refugee crisis

More than 600,000 people have fled from violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh. Many have suffered severe trauma and are relying on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs.

Syria crisis

CARE has assisted more than 2 million people affected by the Syria crisis – but with no end to the conflict in sight, every day more and more people are in urgent need of help.

Yemen crisis

The people of Yemen are facing the triple threat of conflict, famine and cholera – a staggering 80% of the population are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

DRC crisis

In the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent conflict has forced over a million people from their homes and left nearly 3 million short of food.

East Africa crisis

Up to 16 million people across East Africa are on the brink of starvation. They urgently need food and water supplies.

Crisis watch

Every year, CARE responds to over 30 emergencies around the world. Find out more about some of the places where we’re helping people right now.

How we work in emergencies

We respond quickly when emergencies arise, make sure help gets to those who need it most, and support people to recover and rebuild afterwards.

Recovery and rebuilding

Find out more about past emergency responses, from recent emergencies such as the Nepal earthquake, to previous disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami.

Supporting refugees

There have never been more refugees and displaced people in need of support than there are today. CARE is there to help them.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.