CARE is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organisation, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development project and providing emergency relief. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective way to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.
CARE International in Cambodia strives to work with the most vulnerable individuals, households and communities to identify and address through sustainable solutions the root causes of vulnerability and poverty by:
- committing to partnerships
- strengthening and building organizational and institutional capacities
- working to empower individuals, families and communities to fulfill their rights
- supporting policy development and implementation through advocacy and dialogue
CARE's history in Cambodia
CARE Cambodia has been working with Cambodians since 1973.
1973-1974: CARE Cambodia provided relief and development assistance to
Cambodians when an office was first opened in Phnom Penh.
1975-1979: CARE Cambodia closed the office in Phnom Penh and moved to the
Cambodia-Thai border, where we assisted Cambodian refugees.
1990-1992: The Office in Phnom Penh was reopened. CARE Cambodia assisted
the United Nation in repatriation of 370.000 Cambodian citizens from
camps along the Cambodian – Thai border.
1993-Present: CARE Cambodia works in the area of emergency relief, disaster
preparedness, health, education and rural development.
CARE is proud of our partnerships with:
- Ministry of Education Youth and Sport ( MoEYS)
- Ministry of Foreign Affaire
- Ministry of Health (MoH)
- Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT)
- Ministry of Rural Development (MRD)
- Ministry of Women's and Veterans' Affairs (MWVA)
- NGO Aid Coordination Department of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)
As well as other government institutions (provincial, districts, communes and village levels) International and National non-government organizations and the private sectors.
CARE works in the key sectors of Health, Education, Rural Development and Emergency Response. In 2010 CARE is working in 10 Provinces.