CARE began work in Nigeria in 2017, in response to the emergency crises between Boko Haram insurgency and the military counterinsurgency that has led to more than 20,000 people killed and led to the abduction of over 4000 women and girls. Now in its ninth year, the situation in the NE remains extremely critical with 1.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), 1.3 million people are returnees and over 7.7 million women, men, girls and boys are in need of critical lifesaving assistance. CARE is currently active in the 2 worst hit states in the northeast, namely Borno and Yobe States and hard to reach Local Government Areas in those states.
The main programs are
- Food Nutrition, Security & Livelihood,
- Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and
- Gender Based Violence prevention and response.
Vision and Mission
A global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security.
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
We put women and girls in the centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
Independent of political, commercial, military, ethnic or religious objectives CARE promotes the protection of humanitarian space. We provide assistance on the basis of need, regardless of race, creed or nationality addressing the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls.
CARE follows a set of Programming Principles in our emergency, rehabilitation and long-term development work. CARE’s principles are aligned with those of many other humanitarian agencies, and include:
- Promote empowerment
- Work in partnership with others ·
- Ensure accountability and promote responsibility
- Address discrimination
- Promote the non-violent resolution of conflicts
- Seek sustainable results