Defending dignity. Fighting global poverty.

CARE is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring about lasting change to their communities.

We are a non-religious and non-political Australian charity, working together with communities to provide emergency relief and address the underlying causes of poverty. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.

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Mission & vision



Mission-vision           History           Funding

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. 
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Founded in America in 1945 after World War II, CARE was first known as the ‘Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe’.
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CARE Australia is primarily dependent on support from the Australian public to continue our work.
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Where the money goes




 Staff & management

Where the money goes           Board           Staff & management

CARE Australia spent 86% of total expenditure on overseas programs in 2013.
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The Board of Directors is responsible for directing CARE Australia's activities in line with our vision, mission and values.
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In Australia and 24 developing countries we have 1,020 people working tirelessly to fight poverty.
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Strategy 2010-15

CARE Australia's Strategy 20102015 sets out our direction for the coming years.

Codes of conduct

CARE Australia is signatory to a number of codes of conduct that guide our organisation.


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