Latin America & Caribbean

CARE in Latin America and the Caribbean

In fiscal year 2013, we worked in 86 countries, supporting 927 humanitarian aid and development projects to reach more than 97 million people. We carried out programs in the following 10 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean:

Our Work in Latin America & Caribbean

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

What About Men & Boys?

When men and boys are most actively engaged in fighting poverty, real and lasting change is more...

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

HIV & AIDS

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Support Food Aid Reform

What if we can feed 4 million more hungry people globally, without spending an extra dollar?

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Hunger in Emergencies

When emergency strikes, hunger can be close behind.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

In response to the Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the nation’s international food aid program, which provides food to disaster-stricken regions, Congress this week began laying the groundwork for its own changes.

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Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE International, has served in global health and development for much of her life. Yet, she began her keynote address by noting that she has learned more about nutrition since leaving the medical profession, than while she was a practicing physician.

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Today, almost 1 billion people are hungry. By 2050, world population will top 9 billion, only increasing the demand for food, fuel, and natural resources and straining our ability – and the planet’s ability – to feed and nourish all.

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The generous international food aid program run by the United States is past due for reforms, but farm state lawmakers of both parties are standing in the way. 

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The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to make only a minor change in the main U.S. global food aid program, rebuffing President Barack Obama's call for the biggest reform of the hunger relief program since the Cold War.

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A White House-proposed overhaul of the United States’ $1.4 billion food aid program is not going to happen, at least not in as ambitious a form as the administration requested in its fiscal 2014 budget.

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When starvation looms, speed is critical. But while the U.S. provides more emergency food aid than any other country, speed is not what it does best.

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As a small tropical fruit farmer in Miami, I can recall when our local markets were distorted, directly affecting our economic lives and agricultural options.

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Lawmakers attempted Wednesday to push along an ongoing effort to modernise U.S. international food aid policy amid mounting bipartisan support for the use of more locally grown food products over the long-standing practise of shipping U.S.-grown commodities.

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