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.

Will You Come Together for Refugees, today?

Rogely Carmona from Venezuela

Rogelys Carmona
from Venezuela

After fleeing Venezuela with her four children, Rogelys fought discrimination and exploitation and found support via an unlikely source - WhatsApp groups.

Come Together for Refugees like Rogelys

Rogely Carmona from Venezuela

Refugee women
business owners

Access to financial services such as investments and loans are decreasing, making it difficult for women-led businesses.

Come Together for Refugee Women Business Owners

Rogely Carmona from Venezuela

Damary from

Damary crosses the Venezualan/Colombian border every day to go to school. It’s a dangerous journey for an unaccompanied girl.

Come Together for Refugees like Damary

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

There are more than
refugees globally

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.


Financial Transparency

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 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.