CARE is one of the world's largest international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 104 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization.
CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 with Bangladesh being one of the largest country offices of CARE. Prior to Bangladesh's independence in 1971- CARE Bangladesh's efforts mainly focused on disaster relief, school and pre-school feeding.
Since 1974, CARE Bangladesh's development portfolio has included food security and livelihoods; health and nutrition; agriculture and natural resources; climate change adaptation; women's empowerment and reduction of violence against women; civil society strengthening; HIV/AIDS; disaster risk reduction and emergency response.