Home > Humanitarian Emergencies

Humanitarian Emergencies

CARE always works with an overall approach. We give emergency aid to those, especially the poor and marginalized, who are struck by natural disasters and conflicts. We stay in these disaster areas over a long period and immediately start rebuilding. Because that is what it takes to really help people in the long run. With our Humanitarian Emergencies programs we try to make that happen.

In emergencies, we respond to save lives, with special attention to the needs of women and girls and the most marginalized. Our Humanitarian Emergencies programs include preparedness and early action, emergency response and recovery, and encourages future resilience and equitable development. In the CARE Emergency Toolkit (CET) we collect what we know about humanitarian response – particularly in acute emergencies, but also in long-term situations.

Suffering In Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2019

In 2019, countries across the world were rocked by activists, demonstrating the potential for anyone to become or support a changemaker. Global movements have increasingly gone viral, spreading…

read more

Women, displacement and durable solutions in South Sudan

Conversations surrounding returns and relocations in South Sudan and the future of the Protection of Civilians (POC) sites are often framed around clear-cut distinctions between single push and…

read more

Operationalising support to local leadership in Sulawesi

The Central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami response has been a highly visible test case of how the global community is tracking against World Humanitarian Summit commitments to truly…

read more

The need for humanitarian innovation

On the picture above you see a community worker using a mobile phone as a tool to inform a mother on how to monitor her child's health progress…

read more

10 most under-reported humanitarian crises

If you don’t post it, did it really happen? In the age of social media and 24-hour news cycles, this question has become a mantra for many. What…

read more

Participation & leadership of women responders

In light of commitments to localisation in ‘The Grand Bargain’ in 2016, recent years have seen increasing discourse on how the aid community can transform the humanitarian system…

read more

The 13 worst refugee crises for girls

Refugees are uniquely vulnerable. But refugees girls doubly so. When extreme violence, hunger or climate drives them from their homes, they are the first to be trafficked for…

read more
Grand Bargain

Gender and the Grand Bargain

Ambitious plans to reform the humanitarian sector are still failing to reach grassroots women’s rights organisations or be felt by women affected by crises. For individual aid agencies…

read more
Promise to practice

Supporting the future of Syria & the region

As the Syrian crisis enters its eighth year, the lives of many of the five million refugees in neighbouring countries have seen little improvement, and the number of…

read more
Women and Girls in Emergencies

Women and girls in emergencies

In times of crisis, when familial and community structures and institutions are disrupted or destroyed, gender norms may be impacted and gender inequality increased. The report Women and…

read more