CARE International launches its report, "The Most Under-Reported Humanitarian Crises of 2021," highlighting, for the sixth year in a row, the 10 crises that received little media attention in the year before. According to the United Nations, around 235 million people worldwide needed humanitarian aid last year – this number is predicted to rise to 274 million people in 2022.
What CARE International does in Zimbabwe
CARE International began working in Zimbabwe in 1992, initially focusing on emergency relief in response to the severe regional drought of the early 1990s. Later, we expanded programming to address longer-term development issues with a focus on economic development.
Today, CARE International’s work in Zimbabwe focuses on:
- Food and nutrition security
- Climate resilient livelihoods
- Economic development, including micro-finance and business development services
- Water, sanitation, and hygiene
- Social protection
- Sexual, reproductive, maternal, and child health
- Youth-focused programs
Piloting Social Protection and WASH Interventions to Keep Adolescent Girls in School in Zimbabwe is one of the main ongoing projects in CARE Zimbabwe. It aims to test an innovative pilot activity, layering Social Protection and WASH interventions targeting adolescent girls who have been disproportionately affected by coping mechanisms adopted during lockdown, to support their return to school after the several waves of school closure in Zimbabwe. Read the project's plan here.