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?

Refugees from Myanmar still need your help

CARE International country director Zia Choudhury gives an update on the response in the camps near Cox's Bazar which are home to more than 800,000 refugees.

In the world's most neglected humanitarian crisis, the stigma of rape is ruining women's lives

One hundred per cent of respondents to a CARE needs assessment in the Kasai region reported incidents of rape in their communities.

How donations are saving the lives of Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

Zia Choudhury, Country Director in Bangladesh for CARE, one of the DEC member agencies, explains how donations from Scotland and beyond are making a life-saving difference.

Yemen: Helping people in a collapsing country

DEC Member Agency CARE International reports from Yemen on how DEC funds are being used in the war-torn state.