Organisations active in India

The Hague
CARE Nederaland
Juffrouw Idastraat 11
2513 BE Den Haag
Tel:070 310 50 50
Web: /

Postbus 24
2501 CA Den Haag

On 1st of July 2001 the Dutch Relief and rehabilitation Agency joined hand with the CARE International and became Care Nederland. CARE International is one of the major CARE is one of the world's leading humanitarian organizations fighting global poverty. In 72 developing countries, CARE helps poor communities create lasting solutions to their most threatening problems. CARE's integrated projects include emergency relief, community rehabilitation and longer-term projects in areas such as education, health and small-business development.

CARE also provides emergency food and shelter to survivors of natural disasters, wars and conflicts. CARE remains with communities long after initial relief efforts are completed and support initiatives to enable people to rebuild their lives and to face the future with renewed confidence.

CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

CARE International's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from their global diversity, resources and experience, CARE promotes innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. CARE facilitates lasting change by:
  • Strengthening capacity for self-help
  • Providing economic opportunity
  • Delivering relief in emergencies
  • Influencing policy decisions at all levels
  • Addressing discrimination in all its forms
CARE International began operations in India in 1950. Since the early 1960s, food projects have been at the heart of CARE International's activities in India.

Since 1982, CARE International has been an active supporter of the Indian government's Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme, a nutrition and health initiative which serves millions of poor women and children, and is the largest programme of its kind in the world.


Photographs by courtesy of CARE Nederland.