Our impact

Ernawati from Indonesia with the family survival kit she received from CARE after the Indian Ocean tsunami

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Last year, we worked in 79 developing countries, supporting 890 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, to reach more than 65 million people.

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Humanitarian aid

Last year, our emergency responses reached more than 7 million people, including:

  • 1.5 million people in 34 countries provided with food and nutrition support
  • 359,000 people provided with temporary shelter or support to rebuild their homes
  • 3.1 million people benefited from CARE’s work to rehabilitate or build water and sanitation systems, improve sanitary conditions and promote improved hygiene practices
  • 577,000 people provided with health services, essential medication and critical health supplies
  • 156,000 people provided with sexual, reproductive and maternal health services, including family planning counselling, maternal and neonatal care, and emergency obstetric care
  • 611,000 people supported through projects addressing gender-based violence
  • 585,000 people provided with psycho-social support to overcome trauma
  • 210,000 people supported to restore, diversify and strengthen livelihood opportunities in their communities

Delivering lasting change

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Last year, our long-term development projects reached more than 58 million people, including:

  • 31.3 million women and men benefited from information and access to sexual, reproductive and maternal health services
  • 15.2 million people benefited from improved access to quality health care and health education through CARE’s work with and alongside public service providers and communities
  • 3.1 million people benefited from improved access to safe water and sanitation and improved hygiene practices
  • 2.5 million people from vulnerable populations supported to improve their food and nutrition security
  • 782,000 people supported to increase and diversify farming production
  • 1.1 million people supported to adapt to climate change
  • 417,000 people supported to address threats to the environment through improved natural resource governance, forest and watershed management, and conservation or rehabilitation of ecosystems
  • 2.1 million people supported with information, tools and opportunities to promote gender equality
  • 2.4 million people supported through CARE’s work on governance and participation to become more aware of their rights, voice their demands, advocate for improved policies, and hold policy-makers to account
  • 1.3 million people benefited from improved infrastructure, including repaired or constructed schools, health services, basic services, improved housing, disaster mitigation and road rehabilitation and maintenance

Note: Individual participants may have been involved in more than one theme/intervention. Figures are for the financial year ending 30 June 2015. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 0.1 million or to the nearest 1,000.

Participants are people who are directly affected by the problem(s) that a CARE project seeks to address, and who are directly involved and actively engaged in project activities or receiving services/goods/resources from CARE or through a partner. These direct participants are the people for whom CARE is committed to show improvement and measure changes during the life of a project.

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