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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.

Dangerous Ground

An uncertain future for Syria’s refugees

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are at risk of being pushed to return to Syria in 2018, despite ongoing violence, bombing and shelling that are endangering the lives…

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Suffering in Silence

10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017

There is a place on earth where every day, on average, over 5,000 people have to flee their homes. There is a country in which nearly half of…

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Closure of Sana’a airport: 1 year of aggravated suffering

INGOs in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International. The official…

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Yemen: The perils of living in a country that is not on the map

The crisis in Yemen is the largest humanitarian emergency in the world today. After spending several weeks in the country, I found myself checking a map to confirm…

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Leave no one behind: Uganda

The UN coined this slogan as part of its campaign to rally support for the increasing humanitarian needs worldwide. During a recent visit to West Nile region in…

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women’s participation in humanitarian action

She’s a humanitarian

Women’s participation in humanitarian action drawing on global trends and evidence from Jordan and the Philippines. This reports illustrates the assumptions and attitudes about the roles that women…

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Humanitarian crises

Suffering in Silence

Suffering in Silence: The ten most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016. With this report, CARE International aims to shine the spotlight on those humanitarian crises that have been…

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Gender Analysis

Inequality and Injustice

The deteriorating situation for women and girls South Sudan’s war. A Progressive Gender Analysis: 2013- 2016 This Progressive Analysis is based on a number of CARE’s Rapid Gender…

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Gender and conflict

Gender and conflict analysis in Yemen

Conflicts and humanitarian crises affect men, women, boys and girls differently due to their different societal roles and the deep-rooted social-cultural and economic inequalities which become exacerbated during…

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