CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is an international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental and is one of the largest and oldest organizations focused on fighting global poverty. In 2016, CARE reported working in 90 countries, supporting nearly 900 poverty-fighting projects and humanitarian aid projects, and reaching over 65 million people.
CARE's programs in the developing world address a broad range of topics including emergency response, food security, water and sanitation, economic development, climate change, agriculture, education, and health. CARE also advocates at the local, national, and international levels for policy change and the rights of poor people. Within each of these areas, CARE focuses particularly on empowering and meeting the needs of women and girls and promoting gender equality.