In Cameroon, CARE works in partnership with the government, development organizations and local communities on programs to improve incomes, protect the environment, improve access to water, provide food security, and strengthen primary healthcare.
HIV is a major cause of extreme poverty in the country: many families are left destitute when family members fall ill or die. CARE works on HIV prevention and help communities care for children affected by HIV and AIDS.
CARE also provides humanitarian and psychosocial support to refugees from the Central African Republic and works with communities around the refugee camps to reduce tensions between both groups.
CARE has worked in Cameroon since 1978.