CARE, known for the CARE package, is one of the largest aid organisations in the world. Founded in 1945 in the USA, CARE helped millions of people in post-war Europe with the CARE parcels that are still loved today. Lard, coffee, milk... . The packages were ambassadors of reconciliation and direct person-to-person help. This tradition lives on today.
CARE package: Fight against poverty
Today, in 95 countries around the world, CARE works to overcome poverty and help those affected by disasters to survive. Particularly important to us is gender equality and the special support of women and girls where they are systematically disadvantaged.
Poverty is injustice. It is unacceptable that over 1.2 billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty. That is why the CARE package today stands for efficient, innovative and reliable aid that works in the long term.
CARE aid has a threefold effect
1. CARE provides rapid survival and reconstruction aid in natural disasters, war and crisis zones,
2. provides sustainable help for self-help in the poorest, rural regions of the world and
3. is committed to the worldwide implementation of human rights, especially for women and girls.
CARE is currently active in 40 crisis and disaster regions. Here, CARE provides refugees and displaced persons with food, drinking water, shelter and essential relief items. For children and victims of violence, CARE provides care and psychosocial assistance. As soon as possible, CARE supports reconstruction in the regions.
Collaboration with local helpers
CARE's sustainable development work is based on the principle of helping people to help themselves. Together with village communities, CARE develops solutions for more income, health, education and participation and helps families to break the cycle of their poverty.
CARE intensively involves women and girls in all programmes from the very beginning. Through its worldwide network and as an advisor to the United Nations, CARE influences world politics and is committed to the implementation of human rights for all. Last year, CARE's global aid reached over 80 million people in more than 90 countries.
Private donations are the basis of CARE's work. At the same time, CARE receives public funding, in Germany from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Foreign Office and the European Commission, among others. CARE is a member of the German Donations Council.