CARE works in 79 poor and developing countries
We work with the world’s poorest people in the world’s least developed countries; in fragile states, where the government and institutions are unable to provide for the basic needs, or protect the rights, of the majority of the people; and in countries affected by conflict, crises or disasters.
We also work with the poorest communities in so-called ‘middle income countries’ - countries which are experiencing economic growth, but where deep inequality means that many people are left behind, and remain trapped in extreme poverty.
- Central African Republic (limited CARE presence or working through strategic partnerships)
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Asia and Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Eastern Europe
Note: The countries where CARE runs poverty-fighting programmes or delivers humanitarian aid can vary according to need and the availability of funding. This work in-country is supported by CARE International members including CARE International UK. For more details please see our About CARE page.
Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.
We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.
We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.
Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.