CROATIA (September 22, 2015) — The international aid organization CARE has expanded its assistance for refugees crossing into Serbia and Croatia, hoping to make their way into the EU.
CARE has been working in the Balkans since 1993. After providing humanitarian aid for victims of war and refugees, CARE now seeks to help build sustainable peace and development in the region. Programs support economic activities on regional levels, peace and reconciliation efforts, integration of minorities and the creation of opportunities for young people.
We place special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to help lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.
CARE is pleased to be participating in the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London from June 10-13.
Experiencing, witnessing and perpetrating violence is an all too common reality for boys growing up in this post-conflict environment, which is still marred by the violent breakup of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s and early 2000s.