Emergency|Humanitarian Aid

Rapid Ebola Social Safety Net and Economic Recovery (RESSNER) Program

This report (74 pages) presents findings from the end line and end-of-project performance evaluation of the Rapid Ebola Social Safety Net and Economic Recovery (RESSNER) Program. The RESSNER program was designed to ‘provide immediate access to cash for purchase of basic food items and support to local economic recovery through unconditional cash transfers in nine Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) affected chiefdoms across the districts of Bombali (5 chiefdoms) and Tonkolili (4 chiefdoms)’. Overall the program targeted and reached a total of 8,100 extremely poor households with unconditional cash transfers (implemented in both phases) and 900 poor households with a one-off seed voucher (implemented in the 2nd phase only). The end line evaluation therefore covered these two phases of the program to document the extent to which the program contributed to restoring food security, improving economic recovery and reducing the negative coping mechanisms of EVD affected households in Bombali and Tonkolili districts in northern Sierra Leone.

The evaluation findings revealed that the RESSNER cash transfer program achieved its aim of providing support for immediate access to cash for basic food needs; and also resulted in other unexpected outcomes including economic independence, high dietary diversity and low hunger situation for extremely poor and vulnerable households. These achievements were evidenced from outcomes such as reduced negative coping strategies, high dietary diversity scores, low household hunger scale, expanded expenditures and improved economic activities (as sustainability strategies) among extremely poor households across communities in the two intervention districts. Read More...

CARE International DEC Ebola Emergency Response project

Final evaluation of the International Ebola Emergency Response project that addressed the impact of Ebola on particularly water, sanitation hygiene (WASH) and health with funds from the Disaster Emergency Committee (UK) in the United Kingdom. (54 pages)
The project was concentrated in the northern region of Sierra Leone. The evaluation focused on assessing the overall impact of the CARE DEC project activities in relation to WASH and health within the context of Ebola Emergency Response delivery in the four districts. Findings are presented based the research objectives in line with key themes on the data collection instruments as well as qualitative interviews with stakeholders and project beneficiaries, including CARE Sierra Leone DEC project manager. Study limitations and recommendations as well as a management response by CARE to the main recommendations from the evaluation have also been included.
From the report, it is evident that there has been significant increase in beneficiaries’ knowledge, attitude and practice about the Ebola Virus epidemic at the CARE International DEC sites. Survey respondents and qualitative interview participants testified that many non-governmental organizations did different interventions to control and eliminate Ebola. CARE was mentioned in many areas as a major contributor to the control of the epidemic especially as concerns distribution of hygiene kits and WASH sensitization activities. Read More...

Emergency Food Assistance for Somalis

With funds from the United States Agency for International Development/Food for Peace USAID/FFP), CARE implemented the Emergency Food Assistance for Somalis (EFAS) project from April 2017-May 2018 in the Sanaag and Sool regions of Somalia/Somaliland benefiting 13,882 households. Respondents and CARE felt that the impact was positive. The cash transfer helped recipients met basic needs, improve credit, positively impacted local markets and promoted impendence for women in shopping. Mobile money was an efficient delivery mechanism allowing for a fast project start-up, and beneficiaries access to fund. Mobile money service providers were inefficient in coordinating for service delivery but CARE took measures to counter this. CARE’s project approaches were efficient especially the use of the Biometric Beneficiaries Registration System, expeditated administrative processes, and staff deployment, but they were also viewed as bureaucratic. (41 pages) Read More...

Emergency Food Assistance for Somalis After Action Review

CARE implemented the Emergency Food Assistance for Somalis (EFAS) project over twelve months (April 2017 – March
2018) the Sool and Sanaag regions of Somalia/Somaliland. With funding from USAID, the project provided unconditional cash transfers to communities in need in 135 villages under Caynabo, Lascanod, Cerigabo, Celafweyn and Badhan Districts to 13,182 households (HH). As part of the project evaluation, CARE sought to complete an After-Action Review (AAR) with the staff who supported the project implementation. (26 pages) Read More...

TYPHOON HAIYAN RESPONSE PROGRAM Final Evaluation

Highlights the final evaluation of the “Typhoon Haiyan Response,” a three-year (November 2013 - December 2016) initiative implemented by CARE Philippines. The Program aims to assist affected communities (men, women, boys and girls) in Regions 6 and 8 to recover, build back safer and increase resilience. Phase 3 is the medium-term recovery phase, which covers the period January 2015 – November 2016. Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH) in Germany, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministere des Affaires Etrangeresor MAE) in Luxemburg, H&M Conscious Foundation in Netherlands, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), Global Affairs Canada (previously DFATD), Foundation of Dutch Cooperating Aid Organizations (SHO), European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), funds from the people of Austria, Australia, Germany, UK, and the USA, and from private foundations such as InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and French private companies. (95 pages) Read More...

Relief Support for Flood and Cyclone Affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh (RESPONSE) Project

Heavy rainfall befell Bangladesh in the last week of June 2015, causing landslides and flash flooding. 29 Upazilas (sub-districts) of the South-Eastern districts of Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong were the worst affected areas as identified by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) - a Joint Needs Assessment revealed that a total of over 1.8 million people were adversely impacted.

Incessant rainfalls in turn resulted in a depression in the North Bay of Bengal and transformed in to a Cyclonic Storm ‘Komen’ on 30 July 2015, affecting 15 districts situated in the low-lying areas of the coastal belt, offshore islands, and chars. ‘Komen’ led to further heavy to very heavy rainfall across the entire country, and caused inundation in many areas of Southeast Bangladesh, including those which were affected by the initial phase of heavy rainfall. Consequently the lives and livelihoods of a large cross section of people from these areas were severely impacted – JNA and a post-cyclone rapid impact assessment conducted in the most affected districts revealed that the total number of people affected by flash floods and ‘Komen’ stood at 2.6 million in Southern Bangladesh!

The assessments identified Food Security/Supply, Livelihoods, WASH, and Shelter as the immediate needs of the affected people. Humanitarian actors came together to incorporate these needs in to a Joint Response Plan (JRP) aimed at addressing the immediate and emerging adversities facing the most vulnerable and affected communities. The response plan was also endorsed by the key stakeholders including government and donor organizations.

Based on the JRP the National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI) consortium undertook a response project in the most affected areas. NARRI responded to the immediate needs of affected communities by providing unconditional cash grants as assistance. CARE Bangladesh led the consortium with Oxfam, Concern Worldwide (CWW), Concern Universal (CU) and Plan International as consortium members, while Handicap International served as technical partner. [4 pages] Read More...

Emergency response to support vulnerable person affected by El Nino in great South of Madagascar

This document is the final evaluation of the project “Emergency Response to support vulnerable person affected by El Nino in the Great South of Madagascar” from September 2016 to February 2018 and funded by ECHO. This project targeted seven communes in the district of Ambovombe. The action assisted 25 092 persons with cash transfer (cash for Work and unconditional cash transfer), support to agricultural activities (distribution of tools and drought-tolerant seeds) and improved access to drinking water. This final evaluation was conducted in March and April 2018 by an external consultant. Read More...

Humanitarian Aid and Resilience Building in Refugee and Host Communities in Lake Chad

This is the final internal evaluation of the project PARELAC in Chad from 2016 to 2017 (37 pages). This humanitarian assistance project to reinforce of the resilience of the population displaced and the host communities. The project was in partnership with Action Against Hunger and funded by ECHO. Read More...

Highlands El Niño WASH and Agriculture Resilience Project

To respond to the need for improved access to clean water, CARE proposed a WASH repsonse to the Australian High Commission in PNG and was granted 450,000AUD to carry out the proposed activities. After the signing of the grant agreement, the Australian Government gifted 35,000 jerry cans to the project – which meant the project was able to reallocate some of the funds to drought adaptive agriculture activities. [9 pages] Read More...

Yemen Joint Response 2 (YJR2) Final Evaluation

The Yemen Joint Response 2 (YJR2) was the second phase of humanitarian response in Yemen funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) through the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), a consortium of fourteen Dutch International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) active since 2015. YJR2 was implemented by five DRA members (CARE (Lead), Oxfam Novib, Save the Children, Stichting Vluchteling/The IRC and ZOA) with EUR 6.660.000 over 15 months from 1 December 2015 until 28 February 2017. During YJR2, members implemented activities to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, food security, nutrition, shelter and non-food items (NFI), and protection. YJR2 newly introduced a country-level coordination mechanism to enhance the Added Value of consortium working. The final evaluation of YJR2 was carried out in July and August 2017. This evaluation assesses the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the performance of the coordination mechanism in Yemen during YJR2 and makes recommendations for strengthening Added Value in future Yemen Joint Responses. [63 pages] Read More...

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