CARE International is pleased to announce the publication of the Annual Report for the Financial Year 2014. In the fiscal year 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 72 million people.
The Annual Report highlights successes from across the CARE Confederation, structured according to the four key areas that have been defined in the CARE 2020 Program Strategy: Emergency response to people affected by humanitarian crises (p. 10), Sexual, reproductive and maternal health for women and girls (p. 14), Food and nutrition security and resilience to climate change (p., 16) and women’s economic empowerment (p. 18).
CARE is taking bold steps to continue playing a relevant role today and in the future, acting as one collective network alongside partners and allies to achieve deeper and broader impact in the fight against poverty and injustice. The report highlights some of the lasting changes we are already seeing in the lives of the people with whom we work, and their communities and broader societies around the world.
CARE’s main emergency responses in the fiscal year 2014 focused on the emergencies in South Sudan, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as well as the ongoing crisis in Syria. By 2020, CARE’s goal is for 20 million people affected by humanitarian crises to receive quality, life-saving humanitarian assistance.
In 2014, climate resilience was integrated across 30% of CARE’s long-term development projects. Through the provision of emergency relief and technical assistance for families to build back safer homes, CARE helps communities increase their resilience in the face of disasters brought about by global warming. By 2020, CARE is committed to helping 50 million poor and vulnerable people increase their food and nutrition security and their resilience to climate change.
Women’s empowerment runs through all of CARE’s work. In 2014, 93% of CARE’s projects worked towards achieving women’s empowerment and strengthening gender equality, through either gender-sensitive or gender transformative approaches.
Through programs from empowering women to realise their reproductive rights in Nepal to running support groups about reproductive health for young women and girls in Ethiopia, CARE reached over 36 million women and men with information and access to sexual, reproductive and maternal health services, family planning, prevention, detection and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and maternal and neonatal care, including emergency obstetric care.
CARE is guided by the aspirations of local communities. We pursue our mission to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world with both excellence and compassion because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less. Now dive in and enjoy the read!