Emergency Response

Emergency Response

In line with CARE’s humanitarian strategy and regional priorities, CARE has a mandate to respond to emergency situations that affect the region such as refugee crisis (since 2015 to date) or devastating floods that have left many without homes and livelihood. In that respect CARE focuses on initiatives which mainly build the capacity of our staff and partners to meet the specific humanitarian needs of women, men, boys and girls in a way which promotes gender equality and is raising the profile of the needs and rights of women and girls impacted by the disaster. In terms of interventions, CARE is providing assistance to meet the needs of affected population. In a short term the assistance includes: food and drinking water, hygiene items, household items, emergency WASH support, tools, repair materials, protective clothing, winterization items as well as protection measures with the focus on issue (unaccompanied) minors and women are facing. In the aftermath of the crisis, CARE supports communities to overcome affects of the disaster or crisis by focusing on restoring livelihoods, infrastructure and psychosocial effects of the crisis. CARE methodology combines direct assistance and outreach through local partners throughout the Western Balkans region.