Bosnia and Herzegovina

CARE’s work in Bosnia & Herzegovina

CARE started working in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, providing humanitarian support to people affected by war. Since the end of the war, the population has remained vulnerable to poverty, gender-based violence and discrimination. There are deep community divides. Our programmes focus on economic activities, peace and reconciliation, integrating minorities and creating opportunities for young people. We work with vulnerable and marginalised groups – women and girls, poor farmers, Roma communities and others – to build sustainable peace and promote social, economic and political rights for all.

Preventing human trafficking

By building capacity of local organisations and networks CARE assists governments to suppress trafficking in the region and help victims to integrate into society. We focus our work in border communities where women are most vulnerable. We aim to raise awareness on trafficking issues through information campaigns and workshops.

CARE's reach

We work in 74 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our history

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

Our mission

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your donations

For every £1 raised, we spend at least 83p on fighting poverty. You can trust us to spend your money wisely and effectively to help people in need.