Our experience has shown us that crises such as COVID-19 disproportionately affect refugees, internally displaced people, and women and girls around the world and in our own communities.

Right now, there are nearly 80 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes and living in vulnerable settings, often in camps or informal settlements. Many of them have very little access to public health infrastructure or are living in countries with weakened public health services.

CARE is ensuring women and girls have tools and support to survive COVID-19 and to help forge a more equal, more resilient world.  We know that women's leadership is critical to enable the world to recover better, greener and more inclusively.

The world will only be safe when all of us are safe. Together, we can build a more equal, more resilient world for all of us. Join us and come together for refugees.

What CARE is doing

Some hygiene items CARE distributes in Ecuador

We are equipping the most vulnerable households with hygiene kits that include water containers, hand soap, and clothing detergent; ensuring proper hand washing and sanitation knowledge reaches children, teachers, and community leaders; installing hand washing stations in schools, markets, and other public places; expediting provision of clean water through emergency water trucking and distribution of safe water storage containers; and supporting and protect our aid workers, who are also at risk.

What you can do