CARE India
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CARE started work in: 1950

India ranks 131 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE India is a member of the CARE International confederation that supports humanitarian and development programs inside India through technical support, advocacy, fundraising, and communications.

History of CARE International's work in India

CARE International first began working in India in 1950, initially distributing more than 20,000 tons of food through CARE Packages™. Over time, CARE International introduced programs related to disaster relief, agriculture, health, livelihoods, and education, while continuing to provide nutritional food to malnourished people. 

In response to the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, CARE International helped build back crucial infrastructure such as houses, schools, community centers, and health clinics.

In 2013, CARE India became a member of CARE International. 

What CARE International does in India

CARE India focuses on working with communities to address the root causes of poverty and to improve the rights of marginalized women and girls. This includes tackling gender inequality through providing women and girls with reproductive health, access to credit facilities as well as access to primary education. We also actively work to raise awareness of high rates of maternal, neonatal, and infant mortality in Bihar, the third-largest state in India. 

Since 2020, CARE India has been responding to COVID-19. Relief efforts included distributing ration kits, face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and PPE kits.

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