CARE Spokespeople Available at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

The world is currently witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War and an unprecedented global refugee crisis, driven in large part by major chronic conflicts.

On May 23-24, CARE will join other civil society agencies and governments, including Canada, to take part in the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey.

In the past two years, CARE has been heavily involved in the process leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit, aiming to influence humanitarian actors to improve the quality and quantity of humanitarian aid.

Ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, CARE has released a new report that looks at the need to empower women and girls affected by crisis.

“In Istanbul, we want to see a strengthened political commitment and practical action to protect women and girls from violence. We want to see support to the inspiring and tireless efforts by women activists who are leading efforts to assist those in need. Their voice should be heard and their efforts bolstered,” says Wolfgang Jamann, CARE International secretary general and CEO.

CARE has a longstanding history as a leading humanitarian agency. Seventy years ago, the first CARE Packages arrived in Europe helping millions of hungry families recover from the Second World War. Today, CARE is a global organization with humanitarian and emergency programming reaching more than 10 million people.


CARE will have spokespeople available in Istanbul as well as Canadian spokespeople in Ottawa able to comment on the World Humanitarian Summit. Contact:

Darcy Knoll
Communications Specialist | CARE Canada | 1.613.228.5641

For journalists attending the Summit or for media inquiries outside North America Hours, contact:

Lucy Beck (in Istanbul at the Summit)
Emergency Communications Specialist | CARE International | +44 7944904662