Severe food insecurity rates across nine southern African countries are 140% higher now than in 2018, primarily because people are being hit by weather extremes driven by climate change, according to Oxfam, CARE, Plan International and World Vision.
CARE began operating in Zambia in 1992. Activities initially focused on emergency relief in response to the severe drought of the early 1990s and on interventions to mitigate the effects of escalating inflation and extreme poverty in urban areas.
The emphasis has since shifted to long-term, community-based development programs, working in both rural and marginal peri-urban areas. CARE Zambia’s current program portfolio is almost 100 percent development, but we have the capacity to respond to emergencies, if needed.
CARE Zambia is committed to gender equality, greater and more meaningful participation of people living with HIV and AIDS, and a pro-poor, anti-poverty stance in its interaction with communities and policy-makers alike.
The approach allows us to address both needs and rights from three perspectives:
- Improving Human Conditions
- Improving Social Positions
- Creating a Sound Enabling Environment
CARE Zambia is seeking to ensure that together with its partners, all its work contributes towards significant, transformational change for vulnerable women and girls.
D. R. Congo: One of the World’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crises in Urgent Need of International Attention
A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017.
Congressional Delegation Travels to Zambia with CARE to See How U.S. Investments Are Savings Lives and Building Healthier Families
WASHINGTON (Feb. 26, 2018) – A bipartisan delegation of Congressional staffers traveled to Zambia with CARE to see how U.S. investments and partnerships are saving lives and improving the health of women, their families and their communities.
This report draws from 193 evaluations across CARE between 2013-2017 to examine best of our results in sustainability.
Nutrition at the Center
Southern Africa is a source of great people, potential and possibility. It’s also right now a place of great challenge and uncertainty, as extreme weather conditions such as El Niño have produced a severe drought that threatens 40 million people.
The GFSA will ensure that smallholder farmers, particularly women, are empowered to feed their families and communities.