Appeals & Response Plans
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
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(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.
Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.
Depuis le début de l’année, 45 000 réfugiés fuyant les violences en République démocratique du Congo sont arrivés en Ouganda. Le pays a du mal à répondre aux besoins humanitaires. L’épidémie de choléra qui sévit rend la situation encore plus alarmante, alertent nos équipes locales.
« Des milliers de réfugiés sont arrivés ces dernières semaines. Les besoins sont immenses et nous n’avons pas les moyens d’y répondre. Nous avons rapidement besoin de soutien financier pour ne pas perdre davantage de vies », déclare Delphine Pinault, directrice de CARE en Ouganda.
“We urgently need more funds if we don’t want to lose more lives”
(Kampala/Nairobi – 5 March 2018) – Thousands of Congolese seeking refuge at settlements in south western Uganda are at risk of contracting cholera, warns the international aid organization CARE.
According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, 34 people have died and 1,257 cases have been confirmed. Cholera, an acute infectious disease, is spread through eating contaminated food and drinking contaminated water. If not treated, it can quickly prove fatal.
En Ouganda, l’afflux de réfugiés en provenance de République Démocratique du Congo est de plus en plus préoccupant, alerte l’ONG CARE. Les arrivées de réfugiés ont quadruplé, par rapport à début 2017. La semaine dernière seulement, 22 000 réfugiés congolais sont arrivés à l’ouest du pays en traversant le lac Albert.
« Il y a une semaine, les réfugiés arrivaient par centaines. Maintenant, ce sont des milliers de personnes qui arrivent chaque jour, fuyant pour sauver leurs vies », alerte Delphine Pinault, directrice de l’ONG CARE en Ouganda.
Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda / Dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert
14 February 2018. The refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda is increasingly worrying, warns the international aid organization CARE. Thousands of Congolese refugees arrived into western Uganda over the weekend, a sharp escalation from the 14,000 who had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the east African country since December.
KAMPALA, Uganda (Feb. 8, 2018) — Intensifying conflict and violence have driven more than 14,000 people, the large majority of them women and children, from their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past six weeks. They have sought safety in neighboring Uganda, home already to 1.4 million refugees, most of them South Sudanese. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence, included repeated rapes, at the hands of armed groups.
More than 14,000 refugees, the large majority women and children, have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda since December 18th 2017, following increased conflict, according to figures from Government of Uganda and UNHCR, said agency CARE International.
Most refugees arrive through the Bunagana border point in Kisoro district, South Western Uganda but some even brave the dangerous waters of Lake Albert to escape the even greater dangers in DRC. The majority of refugees are children (54%).
JUBA (15 December 2017) – Four years after the beginning of the South Sudan conflict, the leading humanitarian organization CARE is deeply concerned by the risk of famine as rates of hunger and malnutrition continue to rise. Presently, seven million South Sudanese are in need of lifesaving assistance – deeply affected by conflict, displacement, hunger and a collapsing economy.
Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin constructing their new home. And the support doesn’t stop there: CARE is training women leaders in the community to form savings groups, start businesses, and be healthcare workers.
A "Gender in Emergencies" specialist in the midst of crisis around Lake Chad
Fatouma Zara is the Gender in Emergencies specialist with CARE’s Rapid Response Team. Fatouma works with our teams in humanitarian emergencies to ensure gender remains at the heart of everything we do. Fatouma’s work has taken her to many countries including Cambodia,
Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Turkey.
One night, at a refugee settlement in Uganda, 26-year-old Joyce (not pictured above) watched in fear as her husband continued to drink and his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Ever since they’d fled the war in South Sudan, her husband’s drinking had gotten worse and sometimes led to violent outbursts. As he became more intoxicated, he started yelling and hitting her. Suddenly, he grabbed a machete and threatened to cut her. Terrified, Joyce grabbed their six children and ran to a neighbour’s tent.
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KAMPALA- (June 12, 2017)- Ahead of the ‘Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees’ on June 22-23, CARE International warns of the alarming health and safety risks for refugee women and girls fleeing the continuous fighting and famine in South Sudan. An average of 2,000 refugees are arriving daily into northwestern Uganda.
Juba, September 28, 2016. - CARE is worried about the new spread of fighting and insecurity to the Greater Equatoria region, an area previously largely unaffected by the conflict that has engulfed the country since December 2013. CARE assessments in Imatong State (Eastern Equatoria) show largescale displacement, with many homes burnt and looted during the fighting, and attacks on civilians and NGOs becoming increasingly common.
The 2015 Engaging Men and Boys Learning Initiative explored the experiences of men involved in the struggle for gender equality. How did they first get involved? What sustains men and boys’ engagement in this work? How can men better support women and women’s organizations in the fight for gender equality? And how can organizations like CARE support them?
In June and July (2015) Alies Rijper carried out a qualitative research in Lubero, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, to evaluate the effects of the mutual reinforcement approach adopted by the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) and its local partners in the Pamoja-programme.
Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day
Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.
The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.
The report found:
Lessons by Partners for Resilience: moving from output to impact
by Juriaan Lahr, Head of International Assistance, Netherlands Red Cross
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.