World Hunger

Cultivating Food Security

Since sending the first CARE Package® in 1946, we’ve worked with governments and communities to ensure sustainable food security for the world’s poorest people.

Focus on Food

See CARE’s tools, projects, research, and expertise on food and nutrition security that we implement with more than 13 million people around the world.

Reform Food Aid Now

We can feed 4 million more hungry people just by supporting local supply chains instead of foreign food imports.

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An infant’s future is shaped within the first 1,000 days of life, and chronic malnutrition jeopardizes a child’s chances of living past age 5. We work to ensure children have the best possible start in life with proper nourishment.


Climate change is real. And it’s a real threat to survival for the world’s poorest people, who lack the resources to respond to disasters like drought and devastating storms. CARE is there to help them recover, adapt and thrive.


To increase food production and income for farmers — especially women — we support sustainable farming techniques, smart water use, market access and innovation in volatile climates.


When disaster strikes, hunger and malnutrition are not far behind. CARE is on the ground in crisis areas to provide lifesaving food, nutrition and medical care.


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Food Crisis in the Sahel

In 2012, 18.7 million people in the Sahel region of West Africa faced an extreme food crisis. While the worst of the crisis was averted, 10.3 million people are still at risk and need immediate assistance.

The situation has been complicated by violence in Mali that has sent refugees fleeing into neighboring countries, compounding the existing food crisis. In addition, erratic rains, failed crops, soaring food prices and regional instability has left millions without enough to eat.

As the food crisis flares up once again, this region is losing its ability to cope. Residents who suffered from chronic poverty even before the 2012 food crisis, are now devastated, and can’t withstand yet another blow to their fragile livelihoods.


Steal These Stats

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#StealTheseStats w/@CARE842 million people are chronically food insecure. #endhunger #foodaidreform
#StealTheseStats w/@CARESome 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth. #endhunger #foodaidreform
#StealTheseStats w/@CARE3.1 million children under age 5 die from malnutrition every year. #endhunger
#StealTheseStats w/@CARE 375 million people will be affected by climate-related disasters by 2015. #climatechange

Food Security in Sierra Leone

CARE's sustainable agriculture program in Sierra Leone helped farmers eliminate their hungry season.

With enough food to eat, they're now able to save money, send their kids to school and plan for their futures.


Where We Work

CARE works in 94 countries around the world to support over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects.