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Geneva Green Guide

CARE International

CARE

International Environment House 2
7-9 chemin de Balexert
1219 Châtelaine, Geneva

Tel: 
(+41 22) 795 10 20
Fax: 
(+41 22) 795 10 29
Contact: 

Fanny Zglav Email: zglav@careinternational.org 

Description

Non-political and non-sectarian, CARE International is a confederation made up of 12 national Members fighting poverty in over 65 countries. Each year we implement more than 1000 projects, reaching 50 million people in the most vulnerable communities. The CARE International Secretariat is based in Geneva.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1946
Staff: 
14,000 employees worldwide
Chief/Director: 
Chairperson: Ralph Martens
Activities: 

CARE tackles underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient. We seek lasting solutions and improvements by working closely with local communities and partners.

CARE’s projects focus on the underlying causes of poverty and discrimination. They cover a wide range of social and economic issues, including:

  • health;

  • education;
  • food security;
  • economic activity development;
  • agriculture and natural resource management;
  • water and sanitation;
  • HIV/AIDS.

CARE also responds in emergencies such as natural disasters or civil conflict and helps survivors through immediate relief and longer-term community rehabilitation.

Cooperation: 

CARE works with over a million individuals, private foundations, corporations, national governments and multilateral organizations worldwide.

Publications: 

See the complete list on our website www.care-international.org and on our Members’ websites.

Keywords: 
health
desertification
agriculture & fisheries
climate change
disasters
war & conflict
refugees & IDPs
reconstruction
land & landuse
human settlements
agenda 21
business & environment
poverty
gender
education
population
forests
deforestation