Our Work Our Work

We share with our supporters the desire for everyone to have a fair chance in life, an equal opportunity.

For over 70 years, CARE has been providing assistance to those in poverty regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

We have learnt from our work across 94 countries that when inequality is tackled, long-term lasting change is possible.

We put women and girls at the heart of our work. With them getting equal opportunities, we can hope to end poverty more effectively. That’s what we do

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Who We Are

CARE Australia is a leading international aid organisation that works around the globe to save lives and defeat poverty. We know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Where The Money Goes

We work hard to ensure your generous donation makes the biggest impact, where it’s needed most. In 2018/19, 90c of every dollar was spent on our lifesaving programs, responding to emergencies and helping to create a more equal world.

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Where We Work

CARE works in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, with lifesaving programs throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. From education in Cambodia to food security in Zimbabwe – CARE is the ground, working with families and communities to recover from disaster, achieve equality and end poverty.

Empowering Women & Girls

Women and girls bear the brunt of poverty; too often girls miss out on school, women do not have secure, paid employment, and die needlessly during pregnancy and childbirth. We support women and girls to have the same opportunities as men and boys.

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A Lifetime of Learning

Education can transform lives and is one of the best ways of helping communities break free from poverty.

CARE is helping boys and girls go to school, and enabling adults to learn important life skills.

Emergencies & Crises

We take action immediately as disaster strikes.

Healthy Lives

Poverty and poor health are closely connected.

CARE is working to ensure better health through clean water and healthy habits – helping communities build and access safe water sources and toilets, education and awareness on hygiene and sanitation practices and access to healthcare and medicine, especially for mothers and babies.

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Ending Hunger

One in nine people around the world do not have enough food to lead healthy and productive lives. Inefficient farming practices and a changing climate are threats to regular food supplies to poor families. CARE is working to overcome hunger and improve nutrition for all by providing food, seeds, tools and information about better farming.


We know that poverty is often caused by injustice – by inequality, exploitation and conflict.

We seek to tackle these root causes and scale-up the impact of our projects through our advocacy work.

Our approach is to bring the local to the global.

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What we include in our work

Giving people opportunities to participate and be represented in the decisions that will affect them most. Learn more.

Climate Change
The world’s poorest people are experiencing the impact of climate change with devastating consequences. Learn more.

CARE Australia is striving to ensure disability inclusion is part of all of our development and humanitarian programs. Learn more.

Lessons and Impact
CARE sees impact as lasting, positive change in the lives of poor and vulnerable communities.