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CARE started work in: 1992

Georgia ranks 61 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International has been working in Georgia since the early 1990s, working at a cross-border and regional level to support the development of civil society and reduce poverty.

History of CARE International's work in Georgia

CARE International has been working in the South Caucasus, a region located on the borders of Europe and Asia, since 1988 when we responded to the Spitak earthquake in Armenia. In the early 1990s and again in 2008, we responded to armed conflicts that broke out in the region.

In response to the humanitarian crisis in August 2008, CARE Georgia's efforts focused on helping those who fled their homes, those who returned to damaged and looted houses, and those struggling to make ends meet. 

We have offered both humanitarian aid to those affected by the conflict, and development assistance to the poorest in the rural areas of the South Caucasus.

What CARE International does in Georgia

Our work in Georgia combines income generation and business development, agriculture extension and infrastructure rehabilitation, good governance, and civil society development to address the underlying causes of poverty.
At a regional level, and in partnership with national organizations, CARE International in the South Caucasus works at a cross-border and regional level to support the development of civil society and reduce poverty, responding to common needs and challenges.

Our work in the South Caucasus focuses on:

  • Addressing underlying causes of poverty 
  • Reducing vulnerability 
  • Supporting internally displaced people
  • Strengthening women's capacity for peacebuilding
  • Improving conditions for sustainable development

CARE International strives to increase women's roles in peacebuilding and supports dialogue across existing dividing lines in the South Caucasus. We focus primarily on assisting rural households with incomes below, or at risk of falling below, the poverty line. 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 24,233
  • Women & girls 57%
  • Indirect -
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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