|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.”|
- In 2015 had reported income of £630.2 million (~$684.4 million) and reported expenses of £620.8 million.
- Lists donors as: Australia (AusAid), Austria, Canada (CIDA), Denmark (DANIDA), European Union, France (MFA), Germany (BMZ), Netherlands, Norway (NORAD, MFA), Switzerland (SDC), United Kingdom (DFID), United States (USAID), UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank, and the World Health Organization.
- Between 2015-2017, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation granted Care International 758,894 Swiss Francs to “strengthen and preserve humanitarian space through enhancement of safety and security management and awareness of NGOs working in Gaza.”
- In 2013, the EU via DG ECHO granted CARE International €3.3 million for three projects in the West Bank and Gaza: “Health assistance to people living in communities whose rights are inadequately protected in the West Bank,” “Gaza NGO Safety Office Phase VI,” and “Protection of Livelihoods and Food Assistance in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt).”
- 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.”
Care West Bank Gaza
- CARE had been operating in the West Bank and Gaza since 1948. However on August 5, 2014, following the 2014 Gaza war, CARE WBG “temporarily suspended normal operations in Gaza, and will recommence once the security situation allows.” While CARE WBG has posted job openings on its Facebook page, it has not updated its website since August 2014, and therefore it is unclear to what extent they have resumed activities.
- CARE WBG lists donors as: Australia (AusAid), Canada (CIDA), EU, France, Germany (BMZ), United Kingdom (DFID), United States (USAID), and the Ford Foundation.
- CARE West Bank and Gaza’s various projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are individually profiled and list pro-BDS groups Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ), Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee, and Ma’an Development Center as its implementing partners. (See below for list of projects.)
- In June 2012, following demolitions of illegally built structures in the Palestinian village of Susiya, which included a CARE WBG health clinic, CARE issued a press release condemning “the demolition orders that will destroy most of the Palestinian community of Susiya, including an ECHO-funded health clinic run by CARE International in partnership with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society. CARE calls on Israel’s Civil Administration to immediately halt the demolition orders in Susiya and on all humanitarian aid projects in the occupied Palestinian territory,” and called on individuals to sign a petition to “stop the forced evictions and occupation.”
- Member of Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), along with American Friends Service Committee, Caritas, Catholic Relief Services, DanChurchAid, EAPPI, Medical Aid for Palestinians, Oxfam Novib, Norwegian Refugee Council, and others. Many of these NGOs are active in BDS and lawfare campaigns, and utilize the Durban strategy to demonize and isolate Israel in the international arena.
- CARE International has an ongoing-partnership with the Union of Agricultural Workers Committees, an organization founded in 1968 by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and an official PFLP “affiliate.” The PFLP is a designated terror organization by the U.S., EU, Canada and Israel.
- CARE West Bank Gaza lists partners as Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ), Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee, Ma’an Development Center, Women Affairs Technical Committee, Women Affairs Center, Health Work Committees, Union of Health Work Committees, Economic and Social Development Center (ESDC), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), New Farm Company, Women’s Program Center-Jabalia, Women’s Program Center-Khanyunis, Women’s Program Center-Nussierat, Women’s Program Center-Rafah, Zakher for Development of Women Capacities, Al Najda Social Association, Al Bait Al Saeed Society for Women and Child Care, and Union of Health Care Committees (UHCC-Gaza).
- Listed as a partner of Islamic Relief USA, the American affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide.
|Australia (AusAid)||ARIJ and Economic and Social Development Center||Livelihood Security and Civil Society Strengthening in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - TATWEER||$6 million AUD||May 1, 2009-April 30, 2014|
|Germany (BMZ)||Improving the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Households and Small Farmers in Conflict- affected Communities in the West Bank||972000||July 1, 2010- April 30, 2012|
|EU via ECHO||PMRS and Health Work Committees (HWC-WB)||Community-based Emergency Health and Hygiene Assistance in Palestine||€1 million||April 1, 2010- March 31, 2011|
|130 international and local humanitarian organizations||Gaza NGO Safety Office – Phase IV||500000||May 17, 2010 – May 16, 2011|
|Reducing Food Insecurity in Conflict- affected Communities in the West Bank||€1 million||April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011|
|Reducing Food Insecurity through Fresh Food Assistance and Agricultural Inputs to Vulnerable Households in the Gaza Strip||€2.4 million||April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011|
|Canada (CIDA)||Ma’an Development Center and PARC||Quick Impact Agricultural Livelihood Recovery||$3.2 million CAD||July 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 million||July 1, 2009 – June 30- 2012|
|Supporting Early Recovery of Agricultural Livelihoods in Gaza||$1.8 million||November 1, 2009-July 31, 2011|