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 lasting change in 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.
Learn more about CARE’s aid work with women and girls
CARE provides practical solutions to global poverty
CARE’s long-term development projects and aid work help communities break the cycle of hunger and global poverty. Our projects support people as they take charge of their lives and equip them with skills and resources so they can work towards a better future. CARE’s work focuses on empowering women and girls, as well as other vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities.
CARE’s long-term projects cover:
Agriculture and food security – CARE helps families produce more food and increase their income while managing their natural resources and preserving the environment for future generations
Education – CARE promotes and facilitates discussion between parents, teachers and other members of the community to overcome the barriers to education that can keep families in a cycle of poverty
Health – CARE helps communities enjoy better health, with a special focus on mothers and children, by improving their access to quality health services, nutrition, family planning, immunisation and HIV awareness and prevention
Economic development – CARE assists impoverished families by supporting money-making activities, especially those operated by women
Nutrition – CARE teaches techniques and practices that help prevent malnutrition, including demonstrating effective breast feeding, cultivating and preparing nutritious food, providing food as part of emergency relief efforts, and managing food-for-work projects to help communities improve infrastructure
Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health – CARE helps communities build and maintain clean water systems and latrines and educates people about good hygiene practice to reduce the risk of illness.
Learn more about our long-term development projects all over the world
‘Before CARE came here, we didn’t have many opportunities. But now we have lots of new developments which will assist all of our families. I now have a vision of a better future.’
Working with CARE on the Backyard Fish Farm Project in Papua New Guinea has meant that Mariana now has a reliable income. Her husband no longer has to leave his family to find work and they can send their son to school.
|© Josh Estey/CARE
CARE responds to emergencies
Emergencies, whether natural or man-made, require an immediate and effective response. CARE has a team of experienced emergency professionals who assist survivors of conflict and natural disasters with immediate relief and longer-term community rehabilitation. CARE also works with vulnerable communities to reduce the impact of future disasters.
Read more about CARE’s life-saving aid work in emergencies