Global Emergency Fund Global Emergency Fund

Acting fast when a disaster hits is critical

CARE has been responding to emergencies since 1945 and when disaster strikes, CARE responds to emergencies in poor countries around the globe – from earthquakes and typhoons, to tsunamis and famine.

Your donation to our Global Emergency Fund means we can immediately provide lifesaving aid and services to those who need them most.  Every year, CARE responds to emergencies and disasters that affect the lives of millions of people around the world.

The Disaster Response Depot

The Disaster Response Depot is a virtual representation of some of the real-life items we stock in real warehouses around the world, such as Dubai, Nairobi, and Brisbane.  Funds raised will help restock our Brisbane warehouse with items like blankets, water purification tablets, shelter kits and much more to help us immediately respond when a disaster strikes.

Save lives before a disaster hits

The Disaster Response Depot also illustrates how we help communities prepare for emergencies. From creating evacuation plans, reinforcing buildings to supplying drought resistance seeds, your donation can help people survive the worst and be more resilient in the face of natural disasters.

First in and often last to leave

Each year, we respond to dozens of new and ongoing emergencies, providing humanitarian assistance to more than 10 million people.  With emergency-response experts on the ground in over 60 countries we provide emergency food, relief supplies, water, sanitation, shelter, health care and livelihoods support to people in need.  After immediate needs are met, we stay on to support affected people and communities to rebuild their lives.

Donate by phone or mail

Call 1800 020 046 toll free and pay by credit card.

Download this form, print it out and mail it, including a cheque or credit card information

CARE Australia
Reply Paid 61843
Canberra ACT 2601

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Should the funds raised through an emergency appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond CARE’s control which limit its ability to utilise all funds in the affected areas, CARE will direct excess funds to other emergency relief activities in the future.