The global humanitarian organization CARE is responding to the Fuego volcano’s massive eruption with psychosocial support for affected families, particularly children in shelters. Teams continue assessing the fallout from the blast 24 miles southwest of Guatemala City that has left thousands seeking shelter and protection
What CARE International does in Guatemala
CARE International has operated in Guatemala since 1959, initially working with community groups to improve rural healthcare and education.
Much of our work in Guatemala prioritizes women, youth, and families from rural and Indigenous communities.
CARE International operates programs in the following areas:
- Women's voices and leadership
- Disaster risk reduction
- Resilience to the climate emergency
- Primary healthcare
- Girls' access to education
- Women's entrepreneurship
Since 2020, CARE International has been responding to COVID-19 in Guatemala. Response efforts include bridging cultural and linguistic gaps to ensure marginalized groups, especially women and girls, are comfortable and confident getting vaccinated.