Our Issues

1/3
of women globally will be beaten,
coerced, or otherwise abused in their lifetimes.

Women and girls aren’t just the faces of poverty; they’re also the key to overcoming it. CARE knows that when you empower a girl or a woman, she becomes a catalyst for change whose success benefits everyone around her. We put women and girls in the center of our work around the globe because we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Read CARE Action's 2018 advocacy brief on women and girls.

Read CARE Action's 2018 advocacy brief on women's economic empowerment.

Learn more about CARE's work related to gender empowerment.

1
%
of the federal budget goes to foreign assistance

Lifesaving foreign assistance funding comprises roughly one percent of the U.S. federal budget — just one penny on the federal dollar. Yet this penny is incredibly powerful. It saves millions of lives every year, addresses the root causes of poverty, decreases dependency, and builds stronger, more resilient societies. 

Read CARE Action's 2018 advocacy brief on U.S. foreign assistance. 

Learn more about CARE's work on the foreign assistance budget.

136
million
people around the world in need of humanitarian assistance and protection

The world continues to witness an unprecedented rise in the scale and number of humanitarian crises unfolding around the globe. CARE is currently responding to emergencies in the toughest of conditions worldwide with a focus on the needs of women and children.

Read CARE Action's 2018 advocacy agenda on humanitarian assistance.

Learn more about CARE's work in emergencies.

over
815
million
people suffer from hunger and malnutrition.

In a world where more than 800 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition, CARE recognizes the importance of empowering those most impacted to feed more people around the globe in a sustainable, equitable, and flexible way. That’s why CARE focuses on long-term food and nutrition security programs to end global hunger and stunting in developing countries.

Read CARE Action's 2018 advocacy brief on food and nutrition security.

Learn more about CARE's work related to food and nutrition.

every
90
seconds
a woman dies
from complications during pregnancy or childbirth.

More than 200 million women in developing countries want the ability to choose the timing of their pregnancies but lack access to the right tools. Due to the dangerously low accessibility of contraceptives, information, and women’s medical services, pregnancy can put these women in life-threatening situations.

Read CARE Action's 2018 advocacy brief on maternal health.

Learn more about CARE's health work.

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