CARE was founded in 1945 when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages to survivors of World War II. Thousands of Americans, including President Harry S. Truman, contributed to the effort. On May 11, 1946, the first 15,000 packages reached the battered port of Le Havre, France.
These early packages were U.S. Army surplus “10-in-1” food parcels intended to provide one meal for 10 soldiers during the planned invasion of Japan. We obtained them at the end of the war and began a service that let Americans send the packages to friends and families in Europe, where millions were in danger of starvation. Ten dollars bought a CARE Package and guaranteed that its addressee would receive it within four months.
Cesvi operates all over the world to support the most vulnerable populations in the promotion of human rights, in achieving their aspirations, for sustainable development. And he believes that the recognition of human rights contributes to the well-being of everyone on the planet, a common home to be preserved.
The aims of the association, defined in the current statute, are oriented to the planning, promotion and implementation of cooperation, emergency and rehabilitation programs for developing countries.
At present, Cesvi operates in over 30 countries distributed worldwide in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East in sectors concerning children and youth, health, the environment, and sustainable development, access to water and environmental hygiene, humanitarian aid and social enterprise.
“To work towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare, education and economic opportunities.”
“We envision a world where poverty and hunger no longer exist; where communities are prepared for seasonal shocks; where structural and cultural barriers to growth are removed; and where every man, woman and child has equal rights and access to resources and opportunities.”
Good Neighbors is an international humanitarian development NGO founded in Korea in 1991. It was granted General Consultative Status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). To make the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony, we work in 38 countries with our focus on community development projects to protect children’s rights and encourage the self-reliance of communities. We not only provide humanitarian assistance to DPRK but conduct emergency relief activities throughout the globe in need of a helping hand.
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Haiti Mama provides community-based family services in Port-au-Prince, Haiti providing an alternative to orphanage care. We reunite children from orphanages with kin and provide their families with the resources they need to sustain themselves.
Founded in 1989 in Italy and became a foundation in 1994, Terre des Hommes Italia has realized 90 projects in 22 countries around the world, focusing in particular on the themes of Child Protection, basic health and the right to education.
World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.