Latin America & Caribbean

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 10 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean:

10/9/18

Family flees Venezuela to escape starvation

Like many Venezuelan girls, 7-year-old Salma fled a country where a near-worthless currency, an inflation rate that could reach 1,000,000 percent before year’s end, and a poverty rate approaching 90 percent have pushed food, medicine, and other necessities out of reach.

9/13/18

Venezuela: Mismatched Migration Policies Leave Displaced People in Dire Conditions Between Borders

QUITO (September 13, 2018) - The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns aid organization CARE. 

6/5/18

CARE Assessing Impact, Needs Following Violent Eruption of Fuego Volcano

Volcanic blast 24 miles southwest of Guatemala City leaves thousands seeking shelter and protection as heavy rains could intensify the crisis

4/17/16

Earthquake in Ecuador

Hundreds dead and death toll likely to rise

ATLANTA — (April 17, 2016) A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday killing more than 250 people and injuring hundreds more.  

2/4/16

Zika Emergency Highlights “Double-Injustice” for World’s Poor Women, CARE says

ATLANTA (Feb. 4, 2016) — As concerns grow about the spread of the Zika virus worldwide, the humanitarian organization CARE says the medical emergency disproportionately affects poor women who bear the brunt of the disease and have the least resources to fight it.

2/10/14

WSB-TV: CARE Learning Tour (video)

Local volunteers are trying to change menus and minds. CARE is grooming a new set of global ambassadors fighting hunger with a new view of food. Last year CARE worked in 84 countries and reached more than 83 million people worldwide. 

10/22/13

CARE's Poverty & Social Justice Work

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?

10/3/13

Rosie the Riveter Would Be Proud of Maria Ester Landa

First she learned to weld toys. Then jet engines. Then she helped put a country back together.

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