CARE International began work in Côte d’Ivoire in 2000. We assist those people displaced by the civil unrest, who lack food and potable water in some regions, and face serious health issues in regions where formal health systems have essentially crumbled. We concentrate on regions deprived of basic public services with projects throughout the country in urban sanitation, rehabilitation, and social cohesion.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement
In 2008, CARE launched an ambitious Market Engagement Strategy that aims to empower 10 million women and girls to transition from poverty to prosperity by 2015 by improving their ability to access and benefit from markets and employment. This report represents a first assessment of how we are doing.
“Bringing Financial Services to Africa’s Poor” focuses on microfi nance, a tool that’s been proven effective against poverty in the developing world. Nearly four decades of global microfi nance experience have shown that when poor people have access to fi nancial services – secure savings, credit, insurance and other products – they can change their lives and build stronger, more prosperous communities. They invest wisely, not only in income-generating activities, but also in the welfare of their families.