Founded in 1945 to send ‘CARE packages’ to people recovering from war, CARE has been fighting poverty and delivering humanitarian aid in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

With emergency-response experts in over 60 countries — 95% of them citizens of those countries, with local knowledge and expertise — we are on the ground to meet the immediate needs of people and communities when disaster strikes, and to support them to rebuild their lives and livelihoods afterwards.

Last year we assisted more than 65 million people to respond to and recover from disasters, and to find long-term solutions to poverty.

Recent Updates

Somalia: “My child cries for food”

Around 700,000 people in Somalia have had to leave their homes in search of food and water, because of the prolonged drought gripping the region. What is it like to not know where your next meal is coming from?

A journey through CARE’s work in OPT and Lebanon

Laurie Lee sees first-hand the impact of CARE’s work, the resilience of the people we work with, and the challenges that they still face.

CARE International UK: Nepal earthquake: Training local people to build back safer

Since April 2015, CARE has assisted nearly 200,000 people from nearly 40,000 households. More than 138,000 people benefited from shelter assistance including tarpaulins, blankets, mattresses and solar lamps as well as training on how to rebuild homes.

CARE International UK: Nepal earthquake: One family's story in pictures

Sunita, Uttam B.K. and their family live in Barpak district in Gorkha, of the worst affected districts by the first earthquake in Nepal. This is their story.

CARE International UK: Neal earthquake: Tackling violence gives hope to families

More than 39,000 women and adolescent girls in Nepal have benefited since the earthquakes from CARE’s services addressing gender-based violence, including female-friendly spaces for survivors of gender-based violence, training sessions, and awareness-raising conducted by trained information volunteers.