CARE International operates in more than 90 countries around the world. They run poverty-fighting programmes and deliver life-saving aid in 79 developing countries. This work is supported by global policy and advocacy work, fundraising, and programme management provided by CARE offices in countries like the USA and the UK.
CARE International UK was founded in 1985 and they are one of 14 full members of the global CARE International federation.
As well as supporting CARE’s humanitarian and development work around the world, CARE International UK provides specific expertise in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, inclusive governance, humanitarian response (particularly shelter, and gender in emergencies), and engaging with the private sector. They also play a key role in CARE’s work engaging with and influencing policy-makers and decision-makers to tackle the structural causes of poverty and social injustice.
CARE’s programmes are implemented through CARE country offices which are supported with technical assistance and programme management by CARE members (including CARE International UK). They work in partnership with local organisations to deliver many of their programmes.
CARE is non-religious and non-political, allowing them to deliver humanitarian and development assistance to anyone in need regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, political view or sexual orientation.
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
They seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.
They put women and girls in the centre because they know that they cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
At the core of all they do, CARE seeks to:
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity.
Promote equal rights and opportunities, and respect for the dignity of individuals.
Deliver high quality development programmes that make a tangible difference.
Uphold Humanitarian Principles: Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality, and Independence.
Work with others to multiply their impact.
Be accountable and transparent.
Be responsible stewards of all their resources.
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