CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) International


In their own words“CARE International is a global confederation of 14 National Members and one Affiliate Member with the common goal of fighting global poverty.”



  • As a member of the Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), CARE has been a signatory on numerous statements demonizing Israel.
    • In November 2021, AIDA published a press release condemning the decision by the Israeli Ministry to designate six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations. According to AIDA, “The decision is a further erosion of civic and humanitarian space and stands to significantly constrain the work of the six organisations which have worked with the international community, including the UN, for decades, providing essential services to countless Palestinians.”
    • In May 2020, AIDA called for “third states, the EU, and its member states, to devise and publish an exhaustive list of countermeasures to adopt in order to disincentivise Israel’s annexation policies in the occupied Palestinian territory.”
  • In July 2016, CARE was a signatory on a petition to “stop this injustice” and “Lift the Gaza Blockade,” as “this blockade is a violation of international law.”
  • Signatory to the 2015 Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA) “joint agency briefing paper titled, “Charting a New Course: Overcoming the Stalemate in Gaza,” misrepresenting international law and distorting legal terminology to place primary blame for the 2014 Gaza war on Israel. The paper omits Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, as well as terror tunnels running beneath the border into Israel. The paper further encourages contact with Hamas, stating: “Restricted contact can undermine humanitarian access and implementation of humanitarian programmes…”
  • In December 2013, CARE was a signatory on a statement denouncing Israeli home demolitions as they “facilitate the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements and the destruction of civilian property is a violation of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law.”
  • Issued a joint statement on November 19, 2012, with 44 other highly politicized organizations, calling on the international community to “apply immediate pressure on the government of Israel” and warning of a “widespread humanitarian disaster in Gaza brought on by a prolonged [Israeli] military occupation.”
  • In 2008, released a report, alongside Christian Aid, Amnesty International, Oxfam, Trocaire, Save the Children UK, and Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), titled, “The Gaza Strip: Humanitarian Implosion,” stating, “Israel’s policy affects the civilian population of Gaza indiscriminately and constitutes a collective punishment against ordinary men, women and children. The measures taken are illegal under international humanitarian law.”

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Appendix 1

CARE WBG Projects Between 2009-2014

DonorImplementing PartnerProjectAmountYear
Australia (AusAid)ARIJ and Economic and Social Development CenterLivelihood Security and Civil Society Strengthening in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - TATWEER$6 million AUDMay 1, 2009-April 30, 2014
Germany (BMZ)Improving the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Households and Small Farmers in Conflict- affected Communities in the West Bank972000July 1, 2010- April 30, 2012
EU via ECHOPMRS and Health Work Committees (HWC-WB)Community-based Emergency Health and Hygiene Assistance in Palestine€1 millionApril 1, 2010- March 31, 2011
130 international and local humanitarian organizationsGaza NGO Safety Office – Phase IV500000May 17, 2010 – May 16, 2011
Reducing Food Insecurity in Conflict- affected Communities in the West Bank€1 millionApril 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011
Reducing Food Insecurity through Fresh Food Assistance and Agricultural Inputs to Vulnerable Households in the Gaza Strip€2.4 millionApril 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011
Canada (CIDA)Ma’an Development Center and PARCQuick Impact Agricultural Livelihood Recovery$3.2 million CADJuly 17, 2009- April 30, 2011
United States (USAID)Eastern Gaza Society for Family Development (EGS), Al Ataa' Charitable Society (ACS) and Beit Lahia Development Association (BLDA)Eye to the Future - Building Skills and Attitudes that Underwrite and Promote Conflict Mitigation in Gaza$1.1 millionJuly 1, 2009 – June 30- 2012
Supporting Early Recovery of Agricultural Livelihoods in Gaza$1.8 millionNovember 1, 2009-July 31, 2011

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