CARE Emergency Shelter Team Annual Review 2019

CARE’s Emergency Shelter Team provides technical expertise in emergency shelter and reconstruction. In the financial year July 2018 - June 2019, CARE implemented 73 projects around the world with a shelter and housing component and two projects involving camp coordination and camp management. Around 1.6 million people received direct shelter assistance and a further 1.4 million people benefited indirectly from those projects. 54% of people reached were women and girls. The Emergency Shelter Team Annual Review 2019 sets out the ways that the team can support shelter responses around the world, and highlights a selection of shelter programme responses from the last financial year that reflect the scope and impact of CARE’s work.

Key highlights:

  • A multi-country response to Cyclone Idai which made landfall in Southern Africa in March 2019, causing catastrophic flooding and damage to infrastructure and crops in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
  • Refugee-led Shelter in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee settlement in Bangladesh – still the largest refugee camp in the world
  • Shelter as part of a One Neighbourhood approach addressing multiple needs of Syrian refugees and host communities in the poorest neighbourhoods of Tripoli in Lebanon
  • Volcano response and emergency preparedness planning in Vanuatu following increased volcanic activity on Ambae island and an impending cyclone season
  • Research exploring urban self-recovery processes in the Philippines and Nepal, as part of the Promoting Safer Building (PSB) research project and working group.
  • Countries: Global
  • Published: February 2020
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