Emergency|Humanitarian Aid

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...

Zimbabwe Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Programme

The Zimbabwe Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Response (ZEFSMCTR) Program implementation commenced in April 2016 in Gokwe South; this was against a backdrop of increasing food insecurity in the targeted communities of the district. The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (ZimVac) rapid assessment report of January 2016 had projected that 33% of households in the southern districts of the country would be food insecure during the peak hunger period (January to March 2016). The food insecurity was attributed to the El Nino phenomenon that resulted in poor crop and livestock performance resulting in a drought. The government of Zimbabwe declared a state of drought disaster for the 2015/16 agriculture season, on 4 February 2016 and appealed for humanitarian support of US$1.5 billion. [13 pages] Read More...

Humanitarian Policy and Practice from a Gender Perspective Research Report


Despite important achievements made in Afghanistan in the last 15 years, particularly in relation to gender equality and the rights of women and girls, chronic insecurity and conflict, recurrent natural disasters, large-scale displacement of vulnerable groups and concerns about continuity of funding pose a significant threat to the sustainability and continuity of development and humanitarian programming. Given CARE’s interest in adapting to these programming challenges, CARE Afghanistan commissioned a study on the current humanitarian context in Afghanistan from a gender perspective. The objectives of the study are to identify recommendations on humanitarian policy and practice in Afghanistan from a gender perspective and to identify specific recommendations for CARE on how to improve its gender mainstreaming in humanitarian assistance, emergency response and DRR programming. [52 pages]
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Zimbabwe Food and Nutrition Emergency Cash Transfer Programme

The programme objective was to mitigate the effects drought induced of El Nino induced food insecurity in 3 wards namely ward 8, 11 and 12 of Gokwe North district.. The aim was to improve Household (HH) food security through unconditional mobile cash transfers and increase access to nutrition intervention to prevent, identify and treat severe and moderate acute malnutrition among children (0-59 months) from February- April 2017. . Under the programme CARE through ECHO funding, reached its target of 9 400 beneficiaries (4 446 men; 4 954 women), drawn from 1 799 households in the district were registered to receive monthly cash transfers to assist them in meeting expenses for basic household needs from February up to April 2017 The cash transfer value was USD7/person/month and USD10 for a single person HH and this amount met 66% of the HH Kilocal needs of the 2,100 kcal/person/day on a basic diet of maize, pulses & vegetable oil. [38 pages] Read More...

Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities

CARE International in partnership with World Vision International in Zimbabwe implemented the DFID-funded project ‘Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe’ from August 2015 to April 2017 in response to the drought which had severely affected the southern areas of Zimbabwe. According to the 2015 ZIMVAC report, the 2014-15 total cereal production for all provinces was lower than the previous season and the five-year average. The ZIMVAC 2015 report forecasted that the 2015 harvests would be far below local and national needs, requiring a response by the government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) and other stakeholders (UN, NGOs and private sector) to fill the expected significant and potentially life-threatening food gaps. These food gaps were expected to be filled through the market, with private traders already active in moving cereals from areas of surplus to areas of high demand. [54 pages] Read More...

ECRAS Annual Report 2016/2017

The CARE led consortium has been one of the three consortiums implementing partners for the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) UNDP and government of Zimbabwe programme for the July 2016 to June 2017 year. The consortium has been implementing the Enhancing Community Resilience and Sustainability (ECRAS) project in Chiredzi and Mwenezi districts of Masvingo province. The most common hazards for the two districts have been observed to be droughts and mid-season dry spells, crop and livestock pests and diseases resulting poor maize harvests, high cattle poverty death in the province and smallholder farmers getting very low prices for their cattle. Low lying wards in the two districts are prone to flooding. The 2016/17 agricultural season has been an exception. It was characterized by excessive rains which resulted in water logging, leaching and flooding. Potential crop yield was also negatively affected by breaks of armored cricket and fall armyworm. Flooding due to the effects of Tropical Cyclone Dineo resulted in loss of both human and livestock, washing away of some crop fields and damage to property such as houses, school and clinic buildings and destruction of bridges and roads. The cash crisis affecting the country has adversely affected some project interventions especially Village Savings and Lending (VSL). Some groups especially in Chiredzi have embraced use of Ecocash, in their savings and lending, in respond to the cash crisis. [62 pages] Read More...

Adaptable and effective: Cash in the face of multi-dimensional crisis

A summary of the learnings and recommendations from an internal and external evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe project which was carried out from August 2015 to May 2017. The external evaluation was carried out by Oxford Policy Management and is titled Zimbabwe ‘Cash First’ Humanitarian Response 2015-17. [8 pages]
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Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Programme

The Zimbabwe Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Response (ZEFSMCTR) Program implementation commenced in April 2016 in Gokwe South; this was against a backdrop of increasing food insecurity in the targeted communities of the district. The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (ZimVac) rapid assessment report of January 2016 had projected that 33% of households in the southern districts of the country would be food insecure during the peak hunger period (January to March 2016). The food insecurity was attributed to the El Nino phenomenon that resulted in poor crop and livestock performance resulting in a drought. The government of Zimbabwe declared a state of drought disaster for the 2015/16 agriculture season, on 4 February 2016 and appealed for humanitarian support of US$1.5 billion. [13 pages] Read More...

Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Programme- ECHO HIP

The Zimbabwe Emergency Food Security Mobile Cash Transfer Response (ZEFSMCTR) Program( HIP 2) implementation of the project commenced in February 2017 in Gokwe North district to mitigate the effects of the drought induced by El Nino. Under the programme CARE through ECHO funding, reached its target of 9 400 beneficiaries (4 446 men; 4 954 women), drawn from 1 799 households. The 9 400 food insecure people received their monthly cash entitlements meant to meet their basic household and nutrition needs from February up to April 2017. [18 pages] Read More...

Improving Agricultural Production and Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

OFDA funded Masvingo Eli Nino Recovery project (MERP) Has reached direct beneficiaries 7163(5082F;2021M) beneficiaries by March 2017.The project beneficiaries have been registered under project ‘s three main broad sectors. 6860(4557F;2303M) against a target of 6200 farmers across, Zaka Bikita and Chivi districts in October 2016. The registration was conducted after consultation with different stakeholders and the targeted communities.686 lead farmers were trained in climate smart agriculture and supported to cascade trainings to their 6,174 peer farmers through collaborative efforts with Government Extension workers. An aggregate of 260.68 metric tonnes comprising of sorghum, cow peas, velvet beans and top dressing fertiliser were distributed to 6,860 farmers. Thirty (30) agro-dealers (11F;19M) received training and subsequently distributed agricultural inputs through closed vouchers. 30 (23M;7F) para-veterinarians were trained with support from government Veterinary department.294 (126 F& 176 M) DRR champions were trained. [12 pages] Read More...

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