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Emergencies
Emergencies

CARE International was founded in the USA as an emergency response organisation in the wake of World War II, when it provided 'CARE Packages' to 100 million war-ravaged people in Europe. Its scope has since expanded greatly – last year CARE reached 12.5 million people in 47 countries with emergency response support.

CARE places particular emphasis on linking its emergency response with longer term recovery and resilience building to ensure people are less vulnerable to the next disaster. CARE has emergency specialisms in shelter; water and sanitation; food and nutrition; and sexual and reproductive health. CARE continues to advocate for an improved international humanitarian system and strengthened systems of monitoring and accountability within the sector.


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She is a humanitarian
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Suffering in silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016
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Inequality and injustice: The deteriorating situation for women and girls in South Sudan's war
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Gender & shelter: Good programming guidelines
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Stories of recovery: CARE Philippines post Haiyan/Yolanda shelter response
CARE Philippines responded to the devastation of the November 2013 Haiyan/Yolanda typhoon with ex ...