Child Poverty

Child Labor Is on the Rise Among Syrian Refugee Children

More than 80,000 Syrian children are now working in Lebanon and Jordan. 

1/2 of the World’s Children Live in Poverty

Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five.

Celebrating the World’s Children

CARE celebrates children by helping protect their rights and seeing that they get the nutrition, education and care they need to grow up healthy and strong. 

Ignite the Girl Effect

Girls truly have the power to change the world, and girls' education provides perhaps the single highest return on investment in the developing world.

Help Her Look Forward to a Brighter Future

Marriage is a time for celebration and joy – unless you are one of the 67 million girls around the world forced into marriage before the age of 18.

Children & Poverty

One billion children in the world are deprived of at least one basic necessity of life, such as food, clean water, shelter or healthcare. That means that instead of running, laughing and playing with friends, these children spend their formative years struggling to survive.

Poverty affects every aspect of children’s lives. It limits their opportunities for education, puts them at risk for health problems and increases the likelihood that they’ll be subjected to child labor or early marriage. Chances are they are hungry and at risk for malnutrition, underdevelopment and stunting, which can have serious health consequences later in life.

By striking at both causes and consequences of poverty, CARE gives kids everywhere a chance for a brighter future. Join us in helping children survive – and thrive!


Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday

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