Did you know?
22,000 children die each day due to poverty (UNICEF)
Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
This blog post is exclusively dedicated to the humanitarian organization CARE.
“To serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and decades of experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility.”
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE operates in 87 countries to work on over 900 humanitarian-aid projects, with a focus on working with poor women to improve education and to end gender based violence. CARE works to provide healthcare and nutrition, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources.
CARE seeks to facilitate lasting change by:
- Strengthening capacity for self-help
- Providing economic opportunity
- Delivering relief in emergencies
- Influencing policy decisions at all levels
- Addressing discrimination in all its forms
CARE makes it easy to be involved through their Care Action Network (CAN) which is comprised of over 200,00 advocates across the U.S.– Members of CAN have opportunities to communicate with legislators on critical issues regarding the fight against global poverty. CAN members become leaders in the global movement standing up for poor women, children, and families around the world.
CARE is unique in that there are so many ways one can help facilate change besides monetary donations (HEY, donate anyway: http://www.care.org/donate). There are petitions to be signed, social media campaigns to take part in and updates on crises to be read–The number of registered refugees in Syria has risen to 3 million.
For more information on CARE, and how you can get involved, visit their website; the link is above.
“CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.”