The international solidarity association CARE France is a member of the CARE International network. CARE was founded in 1945 to help the populations of Europe and Asia who were victims of the Second World War. Today, CARE works to help the poorest people in 65 countries (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe) through development programmes in the following fields: education, food security, water and hygiene, the environment, micro-businesses, healthcare and human rights. CARE also comes to the aid of populations who are victim to conflicts or natural disasters. The projects undertaken by CARE aim to contribute to the independence of populations by giving them the means to build towards their futures and eventually to become autonomous.