Browse by Theme: Humanitarian

After disasters and in post-conflict returns, many families will rebuild relying on their own resources, with little or no support from formal institutions or the humanitarian community – they self-recover. Previous research indicates that support after a major disaster is likely to meet only around 15% of the shelter needs, often less. Yet, many people will rebuild homes incorporating the same housing vulnerabilities as before and the opportunity to build safer, healthier homes can be missed. So what more can we do to support this inevitable process of shelter self-recovery?

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It’s hard to believe the changes in the world today. They are coming so fast and so completely that we can lose track of what’s happening. It can be hard to feel hopeful as COVID-19 cases rise, economies crash, and underlying inequality skyrockets. In the upheaval, there is also hope.

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This report highlights the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement. It argues that climate change exacerbates existing gender inequalities. The report calls for more women’s leadership and greater financial support for gender-just solutions to climate-induced displacement.

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Three months after CARE’s first Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID-19, what has changed, what is the same, and what do we know now? CARE has continued to closely monitor this situation by conducting context-specific analyses in 5 regions covering 64 countries. This has included conversations and data collection with more than 4,500 women. This new analysis confirms the initial findings and predictions of the first analysis, and reveals new areas of high priority for women and girls — and for men and boys — as the crisis deepens.

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Britain can be proud to be one of the countries that meets the UN target to give 0.7% of GNI (gross national income) to reduce poverty in poorer countries. That’s just 70p in every £100.  This is the result of a 15-year cross-party consensus since 2005 when 9 million British people asked the government to Make Poverty History.

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A summary of the key findings of a forthcoming CARE Rapid Gender Analysis for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) examining the impacts for refugees and displaced people of the coronavirus pandemic and the economically damaging efforts at controlling and mitigating COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses a huge threat to billions of people around the world, but it can’t be the only priority for aid. Other humanitarian disasters and emergencies have not gone away. Countries that still don’t meet the UN target of sharing 7p in every £10 with people in poorer countries, should try as hard as possible to increase their aid budget to respond to the new COVID-19 pandemic, and try to avoid taking aid away from other emergencies.  

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