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.
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.
HUNGER IN EMERGENCIES
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.
Global Hunger Crisis
An unprecedented 81 million people are in need of emergency food assistance in 2017. The U.N. has declared the global hunger emergency the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Across East Africa, the Lake Chad Basin and Yemen, starvation threatens over 20 million people — more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Philadelphia combined. Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, and South Sudan are already experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity and face a credible risk of famine.