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:

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


CARE’s Heather Higginbottom to Congress: We Retreat from Development Work 'At Our Own Peril'

WASHINGTON—CARE USA Chief Operating Officer, Heather Higginbottom, told a congressional committee today that “continued American engagement in diplomacy and development is essential in building a future worth having for ourselves, our children, and our neighbors around the world.”


Climate Change Plays Major Role in Top 10 Underreported Humanitarian Crises of 2018, New CARE Report Shows

GENEVA (February 21, 2019) - Today the international aid organization, CARE, launched a new report highlighting the ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2018.


Ethiopia: A Massive Crisis Off the International Radar

ADDIS ABABA (July 19, 2018) - Since the beginning of this year, over 800,000 people in Ethiopia have fled the violence.


Where's the Water?

Visiting a community in Kenya in April 2018, we were excited to see the physical infrastructure in place: two kiosks for collecting water, yard taps for some lucky households close to the kiosks, overhead tanks with a combined capacity of 20 cubic meters and, we were told, an infiltration well, p


Horn of Africa drought: “We have to act now to prevent the worst”

NAIROBI (February 14, 2017) — Without funding to support millions of people in the Horn of Africa, the world will witness another severe food crisis and potentially a famine in parts of Somalia, warns the global humanitarian organization CARE.


One Million People Displaced and in Need of Help Following Fighting in South Sudan

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.