CARE International in Kenya has been operational in Kenya since 1968. It currently carries out major initiatives in Refugee and Emergency Operations Water and Sanitation and in HIV/AIDS. It is the lead agency under the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in the areas of water and hygiene, food distribution, and formal education in refugee camps along the Somali border which house a population of more than 300,000 refugees.
CARE Kenya also carries out significant initiatives in Civil Society Organizational Strengthening, Environmental services and Livelihoods. Its priority regions are Nyanza Province (with a sub-office in Kisumu), Kibera in Nairobi and North Eastern Province (with sub-offices in Garissa, Dadaab, Elwak and Marsabit).