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Don’t force survivors of sexual assault to go to the police

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Alert: Hurricane adds to misery in Haiti


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In the wake of January’s earthquake and an ongoing cholera outbreak, CARE has joined the people of Haiti this week in shifting attention to a third life-endangering threat: Hurricane Tomas.

In times of crisis, your support is urgently needed. A gift of $25, $50 or anything you can afford today can help us continue to provide our emergency relief and poverty-fighting programs in Haiti and 71 other countries around the world.

The hurricane made landfall in Haiti on Friday morning bringing howling winds and heavy rain that ripped roofs off of buildings, toppled power lines and caused rivers to burst their banks. The resulting floodwaters have swept into the tents and temporary shelters that 1.3 million Haitians call home.

To help Haitians prepare for the storm, CARE swiftly mobilized. We’ve distributed food, water, first aid kits and radios. We’ve also passed out tarps, ropes and building supplies to help people reinforce their dwellings. And we stocked up on emergency supplies to help people after the storm passes.

As you may know, since late October, Haitians have been facing a serious outbreak of cholera. The deadly, waterborne disease has already claimed close to 450 lives and more than 6,700 cases have been reported. The torrential rains of the hurricane will most certainly worsen the epidemic.

Our priorities include making sure there is a supply of clean water for the most vulnerable — those living in camps — and distributing items to help prevent the spread of disease, such as clean water, jerry cans, aqua tabs, soap and hygiene kits.

In the aftermath of the storm, CARE will continue partnering with Haitians to rebuild their country and help empower them to lift themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty.

Our poverty-fighting work doesn’t stop in Haiti. Every single day of the year, CARE is on the ground in the world’s poorest countries. Whether we’re delivering emergency relief or carrying out innovative programs that strike at the root causes of poverty, CARE is there — thanks to the generosity of friends like you.

Please make a tax-deductible gift today to help ensure that we can make a lasting difference in the lives of poor people in Haiti and other countries across the globe.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE

Deadly outbreak in Haiti: please help now


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Disaster has hit Haitians again. As of today, 262 people have died from a cholera outbreak in the Artibonite and Centre regions of Haiti and nearly 3,800 cases have been confirmed.

Highly contagious and spread by water, cholera can cause dehydration and death within hours, especially for children, if not treated. In response, CARE is amassing cholera prevention and treatment supplies to help avert an catastrophe should the disease spread. We’re especially concerned about a possible outbreak in Port-au-Prince.

An outbreak in the capital city’s extremely crowded and unsanitary tent camps, where 1 million survivors of the January 12 earthquake now live, would be devastating. The rainy season is underway and flooding, coupled with unsafe water conditions, can worsen the crisis. Prevention is critical.

Hundreds of thousands are at risk. When you make a tax-deductible gift today, you can help CARE save lives in Haiti and respond to crisis and extreme poverty around the world.

Since the earthquake struck on January 12, CARE has been tirelessly working to help Haiti recover, including building durable shelters for families; constructing latrines, showers and hand-washing facilities; making sure clean water is available; and promoting good health and hygiene through awareness campaigns, community trainings and more.

As you know, our poverty-fighting work doesn’t stop in Haiti. Every single day of the year, in Haiti and 71 other countries worldwide, CARE provides emergency relief and delivers comprehensive programs that strike at the root causes of poverty.

Please make a tax-deductible gift today so that CARE can continue empowering people facing extreme poverty and crisis around the world.

  • $35 can help provide a hygiene kit to a family in Haiti
  • $100 can help provide clean delivery kits to 35 pregnant women in Haiti
  • $250 can help provide clean drinking water for 25,000 daily in Haiti

Please don’t wait another day to make a difference! A brighter, healthier future is possible with the help of friends like you.

Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

Sincerely,

Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE