I am by myself in USA. No family. Also, I have sent a credit card to a friend in BA, many (many!) years ago and it got lost. I dont trust them. But, thank you, anyway.It's very easy to get new plastic (CREDIT / DEBIT cards) when living abroad ... here is the method:
Your institution sends the new card to your EE UU address. Your EE UU (Family member most likely ...) recipient at he address sends them to you (INT'L OVERNIGHT ENVELOPE is better of you don't mind paying the fee for freight.) ... Once they arrive, activate them either on line or by letting your sender do it from their telephone (which should be the one of record on your account.) Now they are live and the process has been done after they are safely in your possession.