CARE is a leading international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries supporting 962 poverty-fighting and humanitarian aid projects, and reaching over 80 million people and 256 million people indirectly.
In the Philippines, CARE worked since 1949 and is known for its disaster response, emergency preparedness, livelihoods recovery, and integrated risk management programs. CARE’s recent responses in the Philippines include typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in 2012, Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, Ruby (Hagupit) in 2014, Lando (Koppu) and Koppu (Melor) in 2015, Karen (Sarika), Lawin (Haima), Nina (Nock-ten) in 2016, and the earthquake in Surigao City in 2017. CARE is currently implementing a number of urban resilience, disaster risk reduction, and economic development programs in the Philippines.