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CARE started work in: 1950

Sri Lanka ranks 72 out of 189 on the Human evelopment Index (HDI). As an affiliate member of the CARE International confederation, Chrysalis works to promote the voices of women and empower marginalized communities.

History of CARE International’s work in Sri Lanka 

CARE International has worked in Sri Lanka since 1950, initially focusing on food security and maternal and child health. We work to address the root causes of poverty and marginalization of vulnerable groups by building the skills of communities and promoting good governance within both government and community organizations.  

Following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, CARE International expanded work to support tsunami survivors in seven of the worst-affected districts. 

What CARE International does in Sri Lanka 

Chrysalis is an affiliate member of CARE International that embodies the experience of CARE Sri Lanka’s more than 70 years of operations. Through Chrysalis, our work in Sri Lanka focuses on: 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 41,870
  • Women & girls 60%
  • 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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Women Power in Sri Lanka

“Remember one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in recent history? 11 years ago, a Tsunami killed over 230,000 people in Asia and Africa, and devastated large parts of Indonesia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. The latter country was in the middle of a bloody civil war, which had lasted almost 30 years. Sri Lanka was not a good place to be, despite the beauty of its landscape and its people.