Milestones

MILESTONES

CARE has been working in the Balkans since 1993. We started by providing humanitarian aid to those displaced and affected by the wars. Today, CARE seeks to help build sustainable peace and development in the region. Our programmes support economic acvies on a regional level, strengthen peace and reconciliaon efforts, seek to integrate minories and foster opportunies for young people. Since the 2000s, CARE focuses its efforts on the polical and socio-economic inclusion of marginalized groups and gender equality. We also provide emergency assistance to refugees stranded in the Balkans. CARE today works in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo , Montenegro, North Macedonia and Albania.

Key Milestones

CARE Starts to provide humanitarian and medical aid in the region reaching over 100,000 people.

1993

CARE setsup Return and Reintegration programmes in the Balkans, reconstructing close to 1,000 houses and helping families return and find jobs.

1996

CARE starts operating in Kosovo, manages eight refugee camps, housing more than 120,000 people.

1997

CARE initiates a Civil Society Development programme that targets mainly youth and women organisations in BiH and supporting Roma NGOs.

1997

CARE introduces the "Quick Impact Facility" - an inclusive local economic development initiative creating foundation for its economic development programme.

1999

Implementation ation of Balkan Youth Project.

2002-2005

Access to reproductive health and social inclusion implemented in Serbia.

2003-2011

CARE gets involved in fighting domestic violence and trafficking of human beings in the region.

2005

The Young Men Initiative is born and so far has reached over 50,000 young men and women across Balkans.

2006

CARE introduces its regional Roma Women Empowerment - FAIR project.

2009

A Woman Economic Empowerment programme - supporting women’s agricultural cooperatives and social enterprises has been launched.

2011

Flood Assistance Emergency Relief programme provided "modern CARE packages" with equipment and tools, hygiene items, food and vouchers to approximately 5,000 people.

2014-2015

CARE provided humanitarian assistance to 18,000 and more refugees from Syria, Afganistan, Iraq and other places who reached the Balkans.

2015-...

A nationwide agro-cooperative development project in North Nacedonia starts.

2017

CARE receives Global Education North Europe Innovation Award for its Y-Programme.

2017

CARE responds to COVID-19 pandemic.

2020