We seek to meet the critical needs of 600,000 people. CARE has worked in Afghanistan since 1961. We are a trusted provider of humanitarian assistance, with strong relationships in local communities and a proven track record of supporting the most vulnerable, especially women and girls.
The security situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. The capital city of Kabul, the last major area under government control, fell over the weekend to the Taliban - the latest chapter in Afghanistan's decades-long struggle with conflict and turmoil. Many Afghans fear that hard-won development gains, particularly for women and girls, will disappear. While the world watches and waits to see what unfolds, humanitarian needs are mounting.
As part of our standard operating procedures in Afghanistan, CARE has a detailed business continuity plan that is helping us respond to recent events and adjust our operations accordingly. We are fortunate that our staff, both in Kabul and throughout the country, remain safe.
CARE is committed to staying in Afghanistan and continuing our programmatic work