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

CARE International UK :What is life really like for Syrian refugees?

What started five years ago as peaceful protests inspired by the Arab Spring has turned into the world's largest refugee crisis. But what is life really like for ordinary Syrian people who have had to flee their homeland in search of safety?

CARE International UK: Nepal’s earthquake babies

Read the story of Maili Bharati who gave birth to twins in the aftermath of a major earthquake that had destroyed her home, livelihood and health facilities.

CARE International UK: Nepal 6 months after the earthquake

Six months after the Nepal earthquake, life is starting to get back to normal. But many in the country remain cut off by landslides and impassable routes.

CARE International UK: Nepal: 6 months after the earthquakes - in pictures

Stories and images from CARE's response in the 6 months after the Nepal Earthquakes.

Planting the seeds of hope

A natural disaster can take lives as a well as livelihoods; to help people stand on their own feet again DEC member CARE International has been providing seeds for future food growth.