As we begin to see a change for the better in Canada, the coronavirus has only begun to impact women and girls in developing countries around the world. This pandemic threatens to reverse decades of progress toward ending global poverty and hunger, and we know that it will have a profound impact particularly on people living in poverty, especially refugees.
The world will only be safe when all of us are safe and this global pandemic requires a global solution that includes women and girls.
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Women and girls
Care’s Focus on Women and Girls during the Covid-19 pandemic is vitally important
Globally 76% of unpaid care work is performed by women
With schools closed and health systems weakening, this will increase the burden for women
Women are less likely than men to have decision-making power
Leaving their needs unmet
Sexual and reproductive health resources are diverted
Contributing to higher maternal mortality rates
Come Together for Refugee Women & Girls
“Our Partners on the border are telling us that this is a ticking time bomb; it is impossible to practice social distancing in this kind of environment”
- Marten Mylius, Care Colombia
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Those living in camps and informal settlements often face overcrowded conditions, limited health services, and lack access to sanitation facilities and water supplies.
Come Together for Refugees
What care is doing?
Prepositioning essential supplies like soap, disinfectants, medication and protective wear
Sanitation & Hygiene
Providing clean water and promoting safe hygiene and sanitation - including access to water supplies, storage containers, handwashing stations, etc.
Educating and empowering caregivers and front line health workers - most of them women
Communicating accurate information to
counter misinformation and rumors
Providing food and other necessities -
particularly in the event of supply chain
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about care canada
We bring people together to end inequality
Not just for one person, but a whole community. Not just for now, but for a lifetime and across generations. We develop solutions with women and girls and their communities to tackle the big issues facing them like climate change, economic empowerment, food security and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster.
A History of Lasting Change
Our experience has shown that when we remove one barrier, other barriers are knocked down more easily. For example, when you pave the way for a young girl to go to school, she will ensure that her children go too. When you start something good today, your actions are felt for generations to come. CARE knows this because we’ve been working this way for more than 70 years.
Creating Measurable Impact
In 2019, CARE managed 1036 projects in 100 countries – reaching almost 69 million people. We estimate a further 401.3 million people benefited from this work, thanks to advocacy efforts or local partners building on CARE projects in their communities.
CARE is a registered Canadian charity. Every year we file an annual return with the Canadian Revenue Agency and have our financial statements independently audited. For more information, please download our latest annual report.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?
You may pay for your donation with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover®, and Maestro credit cards and PayPal
Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes. As a registered Canadian charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency we are able to issue tax receipts for donations. You will be emailed your receipt immediately after your donation is made. For questions regarding tax receipts please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-267-5232.
Where does CARE work?
Last year, CARE worked in 100 countries, reaching 63 million people through 950 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid programs.
Is CARE affiliated with a particular religion?
No. CARE Canada supports people regardless of their race or religion.