CARE International worked in Vietnam from 1954 to 1975 to address immediate needs, by supporting local food supply, health care and education.
CARE returned to Vietnam in 1989 and has since worked in almost all of Vietnam’s 64 provinces and cities, providing more than 300 development projects. CARE International in Vietnam’s projects have supported agricultural and rural development, livelihood enhancement, community-based health care, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention, disaster risk reduction, climate change response, emergency relief and rehabilitation, water and sanitation infrastructure, and the advancement of gender equality.
Today, CARE International in Vietnam continues to deliver humanitarian and emergency assistance in times of crisis, but primarily focuses on ensuring long-term positive change for marginalised groups, especially ethnic minority women in mountainous areas and vulnerable women in urban areas, by tackling the underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability, and social injustice.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.
CARE will be a global force and partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.
- SAVING LIVES
Humanitarian action and emergency response, with special attention to the needs of women and the marginalised.
- INCREASING IMPACT
Using learning and developing partnerships, to scale up proven methods to alleviate poverty.
- LASTING CHANGE
Sourcing innovative solutions and using sustainable development tools to reduce risk and build resilience.
Mission CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
Focus We put women and girls in the centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
- Courage We are clear-eyed about the challenges and opportunities facing humanity; we make difficult decisions and take calculated risks to respond to these knowing we have a healthy and productive workforce in a safe and fun work environment.
- Ambition We are all leaders, thinking big and taking urgent action to improve the world; we challenge each other, have the confidence to try new things, and we move fast.
- Respect We know we must be the change we want to see, so we treat colleagues, partners and the public with respect, valuing and promoting different opinions and perspectives based on our diverse life experiences, working together so we all feel safe and powerful.
- Equality We know humanity’s best chance for overcoming poverty and creating a world of hope, tolerance and social justice lies in equality; we advance equality in all our work and in our dealings with all people, especially gender equality. It all starts with equal.
CARE International is a leading humanitarian organisation working for global poverty reduction and social justice by empowering women and girls. Founded in 1945, CARE currently works with the poorest and most marginalised communities in 90 countries around the world.
CARE’s decades of humanitarian and development work demonstrate that gender inequality and poverty go hand in hand, and when women are empowered, a wide range of human and social development indicators also improve. The societies that lag furthest behind are those where laws and attitudes hinder women’s empowerment.
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We work with the disaster affected communities to reduce long-term vulnerability to disaster and to assist in times of crisis.
CARE International in Vietnam produces a variety of publications to share our experience and research.