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2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts
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Highlights from our work in 2019-20 include:
- adapting our programming to the COVID-19 pandemic and mobilising response in 67 countries, reaching 16 million people directly.
- responding to climate-induced disasters, such as Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, to support the most vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas not covered by other humanitarian organisations.
- continuing to provide assistance to hundreds of thousands of people inside Yemen, where years of armed conflict, economic collapse, droughts, and the breakdown of public services have left 80% of the population in need of humanitarian aid.
- providing long-term support to people inside Syria, despite the challenges caused by frequent and ongoing conflict. CARE and partners support vulnerable families – and particularly women and girls – to cope with ongoing shocks and uncertainty, and to participate in economic life.
- responding rapidly after disasters to help people cope in the immediate aftermath, build back their homes and livelihoods afterwards, and become more resilient to future shocks.
- working alongside poor, marginalised women who have been affected by crisis to enable them to lead emergency responses. Our Women Lead in Emergencies project is being piloted in Colombia, Niger, Mali, Philippines, and Uganda and is being used in all types of emergencies; from natural disasters to protracted crises, from conflict settings to global health pandemics.
- collaborating with the UK government to provide girls with opportunities to learn. Our education programmes in Somalia, Zimbabwe, and Afghanistan, under the UK government-funded Girls’ Education Challenge, support some of the most marginalised and vulnerable girls (including adolescents) to access both formal and informal education and stay in school.
- putting the power to create change in citizens’ hands. CARE’s Traction Malawi project supports poor communities in Malawi to advocate for solutions to the critical problems that they face. With our partners Kwantu and World Vision, we have built the first ever national Citizen Data Hub that gathers and analyses citizen data, from the local to national level, to enable local actors to get the information and support they need to effectively call for improvements in the management of public funds and delivery of public services.
- adapting our Lendwithcare model when the coronavirus pandemic hit. When the countries where Lendwithcare works went into lockdown, administering new loans became difficult, and in some cases impossible. We quickly introduced a grant-based model and appealed to Lendwithcare supporters to contribute to a Small Business Solidarity Fund to help entrepreneurs survive the economic challenges caused by the pandemic.
- Taking action for gender justice and climate justice with our 9th annual March4Women event for International Women’s Day. 5,000 CARE supporters, organisations, partners, celebrities and MPs from across the political spectrum came together to demand urgent action on gender inequality and climate change.
Read more about our progress towards overcoming poverty, inequality and social injustice in our 2019-2020 Annual Report.
Our total income in the financial year 2019-20 was £73.9m, of which £62.4m was restricted to international programmes. Total expenditure was £71.1m, of which spend on international programmes was £59.7m. 73% of our charitable expenditure was on humanitarian programmes, reflecting our continued response in this area.
Further details are given in the Financial Review section of our Annual Report (pages 34-37) and our financial statements which are included in our Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20.
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