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.
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:
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.
Volcanic blast 24 miles southwest of Guatemala City leaves thousands seeking shelter and protection as heavy rains could intensify the crisis
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.
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.
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.
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?
First she learned to weld toys. Then jet engines. Then she helped put a country back together.