We send volunteers, including health, rehabilitation and reconstruction professionals to aid citizens in countries affected by natural disasters.
Here is a Selection of Our Stories
A RIVER OF SEWAGE THREATENS THE CHILDREN
When the Tsunami hit Chennai, India, the slums of Anju Kudasai were hard hit and sanitary services and equipment were destroyed. A small team of volunteers from Canada, supported by a travel grant from C.A.R.E., arrived to rebuild the toilet and drainage system, averting a potential outbreak of malaria, dengue fever and cholera.
DESTROYED IN TWO MINUTES - A FISHING COMMUNITY
The small fishing community in southern Peru was struck by an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude. Hundreds were killed during the disaster and countless homes and buildings were turned to rubble due to poor building methods. To minimize future earthquake damage, C.A.R.E. sent volunteers to help the local people construct earthquake-resistant residences, saving lives through primary prevention.
A NEW HOPE - ACEH AFTER THE TSUNAMI
A local school in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, was destroyed by the merciless Asian tsunami and the only English teacher of that school was killed. To help the recovery, a volunteer spent three months assisting with the reconstruction and rehabilitation effort. He became a much-loved English teacher at the local university.
HELPING THE POOR CHILDREN AFTER THE TYPHOON
After the raging Typhoon Onday struck the Philippines with devastating force, a UBC student traveled to one of the poorest slum areas, called Navatos, to help the local community raise funds to support impoverished youth education.