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CARE started work in: 1978

Nepal ranks 142 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International works in Nepal to help to address some of the systemic and structural causes of poverty and social injustice.

What CARE International does in Nepal 

CARE International began working in Nepal in 1978 as one of the first international aid agencies to operate in the country.  

Today, CARE Nepal works to address the systemic and structural causes of poverty and social injustice, such as discrimination based on gender, caste, class, and ethnicity; poor governance; and vulnerability from conflict and natural disasters.  

Our work in Nepal focuses on:  

Since 2020, CARE International has responded to COVID-19 in Nepal. Response efforts have included creating clean drinking water and hand-washing stations, providing medical supplies such as PPE kits, and raising awareness about vaccines.  

We are also responding to an increase in gender-based violence during the pandemic through sharing violence prevention messages and providing psychosocial support and referral services to those affected by violence. 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 296,244
  • Women & girls 54%
  • 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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