Middle East & Europe

CARE in the Middle East and Eastern Europe

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 15 countries throughout the Middle East and Europe:

Our Work in Middle East & Europe

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.


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.

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.


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.

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CARE's Response to the Crisis in Syria

Syrian Refugees Arrive at New Camp in Azraq, Jordan

CARE’s aim is to make the camp more than just a safe place to wait for peace. CARE is responsible for making sure that everyone – including the most vulnerable refugees – has a voice in decisions that concern their life. Experienced counsellors – many of whom have been refugees themselves – will make sure they get help with whatever problem they might have. 

Fact Sheet:Syria Crisis: CARE’s response in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt

June 2012 through March 2014

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CARE's Response to the Crisis in Syria

CARE is working to help Syrians meet their most urgent needs and protect their dignity. We are on the ground in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen and Syria, collaborating with partners and helping people displaced by the conflict and the communities hosting them. Here's an overview of the assistance we've been able to provide to date:


To date, CARE has reached more than 395,000 refugees from Syria. CARE set up refugee centers in East Amman, Zarqa, Irbid and Mafraq. CARE volunteers assist in organizing and preparing distributions of relief...

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CARE Morocco Annual Report 2012 (French)

CARE Caucasus Newsletter 31

CARE Caucasus Newsletter 30

CARE Caucasus Newsletter 29

Caution – Children at Work: Galvanizing Communities to End Child Labor

CARE 2012 Annual Report Facts & Figures

CARE's Poverty & Social Justice Work

Our vision states that “CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.” But what exactly does social justice mean?

Social justice is the idea that all people, everywhere in the world, have the right to a life of dignity. This means a life free from poverty, violence, discrimination or human rights violations.

A world where social justice exists is a world where all people are included in society, and all people can claim their rights to healthcare, shelter and education regardless of how...

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