By walking you will help to support people affected by disaster. Fighting poverty is never more difficult than in times of crisis. Disasters like floods, drought and earthquakes tear lives apart. By walking you will help CARE to provide fast effective relief as soon as a disaster occurs. In an emergency a few hours can mean life or death. Whether it’s food, water or shelter that is needed, you will help to save lives.
75 year old Marie and her 8 year old grandson are fighting for their lives. They are suffering from cholera, a preventable waterborne disease that can kill within hours. She is among an estimated 17,000 people who are currently suffering from a devastating epidemic in Sierra Leone. So far over 250 people have died. Thanks to emergency funds raised by people like you, CARE mobilised immediately and is working tirelessly to halt its spread. We are helping the most vulnerable
- By walking and raising £100, you could help provide five families with a cholera prevention kit.
Dije's baby was born with odds stacked against him. He was born into a world of scarcity and suffering; into a country in the height of a food crisis. He was born with nothing. He was born only 2 months ago, in Niger.
Her baby will never meet three of his brothers. They died before he was born. He is now suffering the same symptoms that killed them: diarrhoea, difficulty swallowing, crying, malnutrition. Dije has seen it all before, “I don’t want to lose another child” she simply says.
Millions are at risk of hunger in Niger due to a poor harvest and soaring food prices. CARE is providing emergency food to families like Dije's, providing cash-for-work programmes so families can afford food and training nurses on the prevention of malnutrition. This is alongside our longer term work to make people less vulnerable to crises.
- Your £100 could help CARE to feed ten babies affected by a disaster like a food crisis. It could provide high energy food to each of them for a month.