no-one chooses this

Every day, refugee families like Dana’s are forced to flee their homes for their own safety and survival.

World Humanitarian Day 2017

Read about a day in the life of an aid worker – because every day, CARE humanitarians are saving lives.

Yemen crisis

One person every hour is dying from cholera. The people of Yemen urgently need your help.

East Africa Crisis

Millions of people across East Africa are on the brink of starvation. Please act now to save lives.


Children and families fleeing from conflict are people just like you. Please help send a CARE package today.

World Humanitarian Day: A day in the life

CARE aid worker MaryRead the stories

Sierra Leone: People have lost everything

CARE staff talks to womancrisis watch

“We just want the best for our children”

Dana's story
About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's reach

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our mission

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.