A new report by CARE and the UK Hunger Alliance highlights the single most important thing governments can do to end global hunger: support the millions of poor women farming tiny plots of land in developing countries.
More than 2.5 billion people in the developing world are considered “financially excluded”. They do not have access to basic financial services, such as savings, bank accounts, or credit. Having successfully extended access to over 513,000 people in its first three years, Banking on Change now aims to expand access for young people.
CARE International’s new survey has revealed that in Jordanian cities 60 percent of school-age Syrian refugee children are not attending school. Refugees families are being forced to choose between feeding and housing their children and sending them to school.
One day, at dusk, not long before reaching the Lac Vert camp, in DRC, Marie and the women she was with found themselves surrounded by armed men. “As soon as we saw them, we knew what would happen,” she says. “It is either die or accept your fate.”
CARE International UK CEO Geoffrey Dennis recently returned from a visit to Jordan, where he met Syrian refugees. These included Sultan, a father living with his family and two others in extremely cramped conditions.
About CARE International
CARE fights poverty and injustice in 84 countries around the world to help the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives in the aftermath.
CARE’s mission is to create lasting change in poor communities and put money where it is needed most: 94 pence in every £1 goes towards our poverty fighting programmes. That’s one of the highest rates among all the UK aid agencies.