CARE began its work in Cuba in 1995. Based on our more than 15 years of experience in Cuba, we believe that we can contribute to the development of vulnerable areas and offer capacity, support and expertise as the country updates its social and economic models.

CARE implements programs in collaboration with Cuban partners and supports capacity development while generating dialogue and learning.


One Week after Irma, Cuban Damage Increasingly Alarming

HAVANA (Sept. 15, 2017) — One week after Hurricane Irma, Cubans are returning to broken homes and facing a serious impact on the economy as it looks to rebuild.


Hurricane Irma in Cuba: ‘Virtually the entire island impacted’

Hurricane Irma in Cuba: ‘Virtually the entire island impacted’

HAVANA (Sept. 11, 2017) — A day after Cuba was struck by one of the strongest storms in its recent history, a picture is emerging of severe devastation left in Hurricane Irma’s path.


UPDATE: Irma Hits Cuba with Category 5 Hurricane Force

UPDATE: Irma Hits Cuba with Category 5 Hurricane Force

HAVANA — (Sept. 9 2017)  Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane overnight and will continue to pound the island nation through the day before turning to Florida.


UPDATE: As Haiti recovers from Hurricane Irma, concerns for Cuba remain high

HAVANA (Sept. 8, 2017) —  While Haiti suffered a near miss from the eye of Hurricane Irma, CARE and its partners in Cuba are bracing for impact as the severe storm approaches.


PBS Newshour: Florida, Cuba brace for wrath of Hurricane Irma

Richard Paterson, country rep for CARE in Cuba, told PBS Newshour that in preparation for Hurricane Irma, CARE was connecting with local partners and contacting suppliers for emergency aid items if needed. View the newcast here


As Hurricane Matthew Lashes Haiti, Cuba Braces for Impact

HAVANA – CARE’s team in Cuba is on alert as Hurricane Matthew heads north after battering vulnerable communities in Haiti.