Emergencies Emergencies

In times of emergency, your support helps CARE save precious lives

In times of emergency, your support helps CARE save precious lives

The world’s poorest people are the most vulnerable to natural disasters, war, famine, and outbreaks of disease.

We are currently responding to emergencies all around the world – read below for more information about each situation.

Whether it’s a man-made or natural disaster, just after the emergency has occurred we provide food, shelter, clean water, sanitation facilities, medical care, tools, and seeds to the people who need it most.

We continue to help people rebuild their lives and restore their livelihoods in the years following the event. We also work in disaster risk reduction, working with communities to help them prepare and plan for emergencies, and work specifically with women who are disproportionately affected by emergencies.

COVID-19 Emergency

COVID-19 Coronavirus has now reached some of the world’s most poverty-stricken and conflict-ravaged communities where healthcare systems are already weak and under-resourced, and supplies have been wiped out by disaster or conflict.


CARE has worked in Yemen since 1992 and is one of few international aid agencies braving the conflict and continuing to deliver humanitarian aid under extremely challenging circumstances. We have already reached millions people in some of the hardest-hit and most hard-to-reach areas.

Locust Invasion Emergency

Right now, east Africa and the Middle East are facing the worst locust invasion in decades, worsening the already catastrophic food crisis for millions of people living in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.


Syrian refugee crisis – the biggest humanitarian emergency of our time. 11.7 million Syrians inside the country are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 5.8 million children. In addition to immediate humanitarian needs, CARE is developing resilience programs, providing families with livelihoods support, and microfinance.

Myanmar Bangladesh Crisis

Conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has affected over one million people, and more than 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh where they now live in makeshift refugee camps.

East Africa Hunger Crisis

A series of severe droughts and conflicts have left more than 26 million people across East Africa at risk of hunger and in urgent need of help. CARE is already responding to the risk of famine.

Tropical Cyclone Harold

In April 2020, category 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold tore through Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Tonga, destroying entire communities and leaving thousands of families without shelter, water, food and other essential supplies.