More than 1.5 million people have been forced from their homes by violence since the conflict in South Sudan began on December 15, 2013. Thousands more have lost their lives or have been wounded. Before the crisis began, South Sudan was one of the poorest countries in the world and was desperately in need of humanitarian assistance. Now, half of its population needs help now, and the number is expected to rise.
East and Central Africa
CARE in East and Central Africa
In fiscal year 2013, we worked in 86 countries, supporting 927 humanitarian aid and development projects to reach more than 97 million people. We carried out programs in the following 11 countries throughout East and Central Africa:
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Sudan
CARE East and Central Africa Regional Management Unit (ECARMU)
P.O. Box 2039-00202, KNH Post Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Office: +254 (0) 20 280 7000
Fax: +254 (0) 20 280 722
Notes from the Field: South Sudan
Almost 5 million people in South Sudan need emergency assistance now, and 3.7 million are at high risk for hunger.
Second Chances: Releasing the Power of Girls in Tanzania
Through the MEMKWA program supported by CARE, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Kahama District Council, Rahma, Stephanie and hundreds of girls like them are back in school, achieving success, and serving as role models for their peers.
Our vision states that “CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.” But what exactly does social justice mean?
Social justice is the idea that all people, everywhere in the world, have the right to a life of dignity. This means a life free from poverty, violence, discrimination or human rights violations.
CARE currently works in 11 countries in East and Central Africa (ECA), implementing long-term programs to fight poverty, respond to humanitarian emergencies, and advocate for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest populations.