Peru

CARE first established its mission in Peru in 1952 and worked in the education sector until 1958. In 1970, activities resumed in response to the devastating earthquake in the Hauylas Mountains and have continued since. In response to the earthquake, CARE provided emergency relief and reconstructed water systems. This emergency response work turned into a longer-term focus on reforestation, natural resources, small business development and health promotion through the early 1990s.

Today, CARE Peru’s programs are structured around empowering vulnerable groups, especially women, indigenous groups and rural populations, to exercise their rights. CARE is focused on supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through programs in the areas of climate change, economic development, education, emergency and disaster risk reduction, gender equality, governance and extractive industries, health, HIV & AIDS, nutrition and integrated water resource management.

Specifically, CARE aims to increase household income, reduce chronic malnutrition, improve education quality, reduce maternal and infant mortality, improve access to water and sanitation and improve regional and local governance.

CARE Peru is registered as a Peruvian NGO and is an Affiliate Member of CARE International - a global confederation of 14 member organizations – Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany-Luxemburg, India, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States – working together to end poverty.

For more information or to contact us, please visit the CARE Peru website.

2/26/19

CARE: Humanitarian Assistance in Venezuela Should Not be Used as a Political Tool

ATLANTA—CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn, issued the following statement on the escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela:

12/14/18

CARE Scales Up Response to the Venezuela Crisis, Warns that Venezuelan Women Face Unprecedented Suffering Across Latin America.


QUITO (December 13, 2018) – CARE is scaling up operations across Latin America to meet the huge and increasing needs. It is urgently seeking an addition US $45 million to support people both inside Venezuela and in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru over the next three years. 

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. 

8/22/18

Venezuela is experiencing what could be the worst crisis in its recent history

CARE is appealing for $4 million to meet the immediate needs of those in need in Venezuela and its borders.

8/3/18

Funding for Venezuelan refugees urgently needed

The international community urgently needs to step up funding to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns the aid organization CARE.

1/26/18

PBS News Hour: These 10 humanitarian crises got the least attention last year

CARE’s Suffering in Silence report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017 was featured in a story by PBS NewsHour.

1/26/18

PBS: These 10 humanitarian crises got the least attention last year

PBS Newshour.com published an extensive story on CARE’s “Suffering in Silence” report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017.

1/16/18

Ensuring Sustainability: Designing Food Programs for Results that Last

This report draws from 193 evaluations across CARE between 2013-2017 to examine best of our results in sustainability.

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