CARE

Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by: Strengthening capacity for self-help Providing economic opportunity Delivering relief in emergencies Influencing policy decisions at all levels Addressing discrimination in all its forms Guided by the aspirations of local communities, we pursue our mission with both excellence and compassion because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.
Dec 1, 2016

Update on CARE response to Hurricane Matthew

Photo by Carey Wagner/CARE
Photo by Carey Wagner/CARE

Highlights of Current Situation:

  • 2.1 million people are affected among whom 1.4 million people need assistance
  • An estimated 112,500 children under the age of five are at risk of acute malnutrition
  • An estimated 806,000 people need food assistance urgently
  • 175,509 displaced people are still living in 307 temporary shelters, of which 86 are schools
  • 1663 schools are damaged and nearly 150,000 are children out of school

CARE Haiti ‘s Response:

  • FOOD: Despite the difficulties to find seeds in Haiti, CARE will be able to distribute bean seeds and sweet potato cuttings by the end of November. Sweet potato cuttings can be planted until December.
  • LIVELIHOODS: To date, CARE has realised cash transfer related to cash for work for 11,797 beneficiaries in the Sud’Est and Plateau Central Departments. Cash-for-work beneficiaries work ten days a month, realising mainly community or social works.
  • EDUCATION: Six partially-destroyed schools in Grand’Anse have been selected by CARE. CARE will rebuild the roofs and rehabilitate existing sanitation facilities in these schools. The ten sites to set up child-friendly spaces have been identified, the needed materials bought and the staff recruited. Training sessions on psychosocial support for teachers started this morning. Through its partner CAFT, CARE has started to organise psychosocial support training sessions to enable teachers to support children in overcoming the hurricane
  • VILLAGE SAVINGS & LOANS ASSOCIATION: CARE is also planning to support the most affected VSLA group members through grants. CARE has conducted an assessment on 492 VSLA groups to determine the impact of the Hurricane Matthew. Results of the assessment should be available by the end of this week.

 

Thank you for your continuous support for CARE, please share this message to continue helping us to support the long-term restauration of people in HAITI.

Oct 14, 2016

UPDATE - CARE Accelerates Hurricane Matthew Relief

CARE - HAITI
CARE - HAITI

CARE teams are on the ground in hard-hit areas scaling up the response, which includes distributing hot meals, clean water, tarps and hygiene kits.

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Oct. 10, 2016) 

Six days after hurricane Matthew’s 145-mph winds, heavy rain and storm surges wreaked havoc in the southern part of Haiti, CARE is scaling up its response to help Haitians survive and build back in a way that makes them more resilient to future storms.

Long at work in Haiti, CARE was implementing its hurricane response before Matthew struck and has accelerated its effort in the storm’s wake. CARE has delivered 12,000 hot meals thus far, mainly in the country’s southeast and remote Grand’Anse region, as well as 500 hygiene kits, 2,500 plastic tarps for temporary shelter and 6,000 water purification tablets. It is part of a larger CARE effort to reach 50,000 affected Haitians with food, clean water and other supplies. All told, 1.1 million people have been affected; 350,000 of them are in need of assistance.

“Access remains a challenge as big aid trucks have difficulties on roads that are littered with tree trunks and other debris,” said Jean-Michel Vigreux, CARE’s country director in Haiti. “But everyone works hand-in-hand to overcome those challenges — and that underscores the resilience and solidarity of the Haitian people. More than 60 years of work in Haiti have shown us that, with the right support, Haitians can and will build back stronger — as families, communities and a nation.”

NEXT STEPS

As roads to the southwest open up, CARE will distribute other supplies such as blankets and mattresses. Water purification tablets and hygiene kits remain particularly urgent as the threat of cholera grows.

With more information coming from the affected areas, Matthew’s devastation becomes increasingly obvious: “The damage here in Les Cayes is hard to believe, even as I see it with my own eyes,” said Holly Frew, CARE’s emergency communications manager. “Matthew has uprooted massive trees and plunged them into buildings. Homes are utterly destroyed. And downed power lines litter the streets.”

CARE staff report that some markets have reopened, but they also point out the long road to recovery. Thousands of Haitians have lost their homes and belongings, finding shelter temporarily in overcrowded, communal buildings.

Beyond its plans to scale up its immediate aid, CARE is simultaneously planning its longer-term reconstruction and recovery effort to help communities get back on their feet and become self-reliant as soon as possible. Those plans will require US$15 million over two years, US$1.7 of which has been secured to date. 

Please continue supporting us to deliver lifesaving relief to Haiti and respond to the urgent needs.

Jul 1, 2015

Typhoon Haiyan - A Final Update

Haiyan 1 - Peter Caton
Haiyan 1 - Peter Caton

In the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, CARE collaborated with the United Nations and some 40 other agencies to rapidly assess the situation and needs of people across nine provinces. Food, shelter and the restoration of livelihoods were the biggest priorities identified. Despite severe logistical challenges due to flooding and blocked or destroyed roads, CARE began distributing food relief packages just eight days after the storm.

As we continued to reach needy families with food supplies, CARE also mobilized our local partners to assist in providing survivors with shelter repair kits and initial cash transfers to support the recovery of livelihoods.

Thanks to the timely support and generosity from our donors, CARE surpassed the target of reaching 40,000 households in the three worst affected areas in the Visayas region: Leyte, Western Samar and Panay. In the first year of our response, CARE assisted 68,170 households (or 318,650 people) with food, shelter and financial assistance.

CARE has now transitioned from an emergency to recovery phase, meaning our food distributions have ended and we are focusing on helping more people rebuild their lives through an integrated shelter and livelihoods program approach. Given the scale and scope of the devastation, this form of humanitarian development assistance – helping families build back safer and revive the local economy and livelihoods – will need to be sustained over the coming years to ensure the full recovery of affected communities.

Top Line Achievements:

  • 54,284 households (or 252,115 people) received emergency food assistance. Overall, CARE and our local partners delivered more than 1,115 metric tons of food.
  • 13,905 households (or 59,984 people) received emergency shelter supplies, including tarpaulins, tools and kitchen sets. The number of tarpaulins distributed by CARE could cover the equivalent of 4,040 basketball courts.
  • 9,484 children were fed as part of a CARE-supported government school feeding program.
  • 15,413 households (or 77,068 people) received high-quality shelter repair kits, including corrugated metal sheets and tools, and cash to cover the purchase of lumber and construction costs.
  • CARE trained more than 500 community carpenters on “build back safer” techniques to support people in rebuilding their homes.
  • 27,040 households (or 135,200 people) benefited from livelihoods start-up grants of US$181 and orientations on livelihoods planning and household money management to help them restore previous work or engage in new income-generating activities.
  • Over 220 trainings were conducted on livelihoods planning and good household money management.

In total, CARE reached 318,650 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Thank you for your generous support!

Haiyan 2
Haiyan 2
 
   

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