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Featured Blogs

  • Webinar: Yemen in focus 01st Jun 2020

    Responding to COVID-19 in the world's largest humanitarian crisis

    CARE International UK CEO Laurie Lee hosts a discussion with Bushra Aldukhainah and Lina Al-Saffi – who are both working on the frontline of CARE’s response to COVID-19 in Yemen.

    Recorded on Thursday 21 May 2020.

  • Women Respond: A glimpse of women's responses to COVID-19 Women Respond: A glimpse of women's responses to COVID-19 01st Jun 2020

    What is Women Respond?

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, with widespread global impact at unprecedented scale. There are more than 5.7 million reported COVID-19 cases world-wide, and it has been attributed to over 357,000 deaths, as of May 28, 2020. It is widely recognised that these numbers are both underreported and the impact of COVID-19 on households and communities reaches far beyond these figures. As economies crumble and healthcare systems across many parts of the world face unprecedented strain, caregivers, food producers and providers, and health workers (the majority of whom are women) have emerged as the first responders sustaining life and building pathways toward recovery. CARE is working to understand the gender implications of the crisis as it evolves.

  • COVID-19 response in fragile states: Trust, speed and scale COVID-19 response in fragile states: Trust, speed and scale 20th May 2020

    Just as in the UK, trust, speed and scale is needed to meaningfully limit the impact of COVID-19 in communities already living in poverty. Unlike the UK, countries like Chad, Mali and Niger already had 12.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance due to conflict and climate change. With support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID),  CARE will be able to reach thousands of people here, but we and our peer NGOs have the capacity to scale this work up significantly, and the experience to make a real impact. The window we have to reach those communities is closing quickly – the international community must accelerate its response before it’s too late.


Featured Publication

Featured Expert

  • Senior Advocacy and Policy Adviser

    My main focus is on women’s economic justice and rights. I've worked on development financing, tackling poverty and inequalities for more than 10 years. I've engaged with decision makers in the UK and Germany, the…


Latest Publication

  • West Africa Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

    This rapid gender analysis finds that women are excluded from information sharing on COVID-19 and from key high level decision making processes at national and regional level, across West Africa. Despite this, the analysis also reveals how coronavirus is creating opportunities to disrupt deeply entrenched gender inequalities.