CARE is founded upon the notion that, when women suffer, all of society faces the consequences. Gender-based discrimination inhibits global economic development, physical health, food security and environmental safety, among many other factors. CARE works to elevate people of all genders by focusing on those with the most marginalized racial, gender and socioeconomic identities. Their work centers around providing crisis aid, clean food and water, health resources, education and work opportunities, climate justice and gender equality. CARE has been instrumental in helping those affected by the current crises in Ukraine, Somalia, Haiti, Afghanistan and Syria, spanning from natural disaster relief to wartime protection. In 2022 alone, CARE worked in 111 countries and reached over 174 million people through donations, letter writing to those afflicted, on-the-ground support services.