Conflict locks countries into a cycle of poverty.
CARE works in many countries currently experiencing or recovering from conflict, where peace is fragile and vulnerable.
We provide civilians in war zones with places to go for help, where they can access vital food, shelter and support.
We work to make our projects ‘conflict sensitive’, as insensitive development projects can trigger or worsen conflicts, wasting chances for peace. Our staff and partners avoid unintentionally contributing to conflict. CARE brings people together to start, and support, peace-building projects.
We work to influence policy makers, for example, towards creating and protecting 'humanitarian space' so that we, and other aid agencies, can help those living in conflict zones.
- Preventing sexual and gender based violence in conflict
- Investing in approaches that promote sustainable peace with long term, community led strategies
- Managing civil military relations sensitively to ensure neutrality is maintained
- Ensuring long term support is provided to build state-citizen relationships in post conflict situations
Providing aid in war zones is complex and dangerous. When military forces give aid, it can have the effect of confusing the impartiality of aid work and making aid seem political. This challenges our ability to work in these countries safely and effectively, and affects our capacity to help civilians on different sides of the conflict.
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