About us

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, we are a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

CARE International places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.

In 2022, CARE International worked in over 111 countries, reaching 174 million people through nearly 1,631 projects.

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CARE International places a special focus on working with women and girls.

Learn more about us

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Mission and vision

All parts of CARE International work across the globe to achieve our mutual vision of a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice.

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Our leaders

Our Secretary General and supervisory board work together to support CARE staff and partners worldwide in the advancement of our global priorities.

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Our partners

We work with partners to achieve victories over poverty and social injustice across the world.

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Annual reports

Read about CARE International's work around the world and the contributions we've made to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The CARE International confederation is overseen by several governance and leadership bodies, all regulated by a common Code.

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Accountability and transparency

We are committed to transparent reporting on how we work to meet international standards of quality and accountability for all our partners, staff, and the communities we work with.

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Contact us

Find information and frequently asked questions about how best to get in touch with us.

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Media contacts

Find out the ways to get in touch with our communications team so we can assist you with any media inquiries.