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Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, we are a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

CARE International places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.

In 2022, CARE International worked in over 111 countries, reaching 174 million people through nearly 1,631 projects.

Kenya ranks 143 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International is the primary provider of basic services in Dadaab refugee camp, which hosts almost half a million people. CARE International also provides longer-term programs in other parts of Kenya.

History of CARE International’s work in Kenya

CARE International has been working in Kenya since 1968. CARE Kenya is the primary provider of basic services in Dadaab, which hosts more than 200,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and is one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Basic services include food, water and sanitation, and emergency aid to newly arrived refugees, especially children who are suffering from malnutrition. Families are provided with two weeks’ worth of food rations and other essentials, including tents, kitchen sets, firewood and fuel-efficient stoves.

We also have longer-term programs, including assisting refugees with employment opportunities, education, water and sanitation systems, and protection and safety, including preventing gender-based violence.

What CARE International does in Kenya

CARE International’s work in Kenya focuses on:

Since 2020, CARE International has been responding to COVID-19 in Kenya. Response efforts include supporting community preparedness and prevention.

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