Millions of people¬†are living on the edge of an emergency.
CARE's work on hunger focuses on protecting vulnerable people who do not have¬†sustainable access to adequate nutritious food.
We¬†support those¬†who¬†are unable to¬†buy¬†nourishing foods both to meet their immediate needs, and to prevent them from sliding into malnutrition, destitution and hunger.¬†We believe, however, that the best way to protect people from future food crises is to build their resilience to emergencies, like drought or conflict, and increase the stability of their livelihoods.
Our¬†work focuses on the chronically hungry and those who have irregular access to food, particularly women and their families. Our innovative programmes seek to reduce people‚Äôs dependency on humanitarian food¬†aid and increase their access to local government led food or cash¬†provision and insurance systems.
CARE works with communities around the world to help them develop reliable, long-term methods of reducing their vulnerability to hunger and malnutrition.
Our market development¬†initiatives fuel economic growth and we also work to improve access to basic financial services. One of our programmes, ‚ÄėAccess Africa‚Äô, has already helped 30 million people access financial services, including micro-credit, savings and loan schemes, and insurance systems that help to¬†provide a regular income and¬†stable access to nutritious food.
Extreme poverty, conflict, poor health, the effects of climate change and weak local economies all contribute to make people vulnerable. Only by working together, addressing long term problems and building the strength of the communities with whom we work, can we adequately reduce global hunger.
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