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CARE Bangladesh celebrates 75 years in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent
29 Jun 2024 16:29:33 | Update: 29 Jun 2024 17:45:10
CARE Bangladesh celebrates 75 years in Bangladesh
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CARE Bangladesh, a humanitarian organization fighting poverty, on Saturday celebrated its 75 years of presence in Bangladesh.

Country Director of CARE Bangladesh Ram Das at a ''Mmeet the press" session spoke about the rich history, present status, and plans of the organisation.

Officially starting in 1949, CARE has been working as a trusted partner of the Bangladesh government for the development of Bangladesh over decades and played a pivotal role in rebuilding the newborn country Bangladesh in 1971.

"For 75 years, CARE Bangladesh has carried the legacy of its humanitarian heart with which it works in more than a hundred countries. This year, we celebrate our long years of service to the millions of people in Bangladesh as a trusted partner of choice for the Bangladesh Government," Ram Das said.

Later in the afternoon, CARE Bangladesh paid homage to the country and showed respect by playing the national anthem.

To mark the beginning of the observation, CARE Bangladesh unveiled their 75-year celebration mnemonic.

Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE Global, participated in the celebration virtually and wished all her colleagues in Bangladesh.

The celebration continued with a presentation of the strategy, cultural programs and new brand launching.

CARE Bangladesh is currently working in multiple programmatic areas — Health and Nutrition, Women and Youth Empowerment, and Humanitarian and Climate Action, to work in Food and Agricultural Systems soon.

The 2030 country program strategy indicates that with the four impact drivers - gender equality, locally-led, market-based approaches, and resilience building, CARE Bangladesh aims to ensure that 15 million people in Bangladesh, especially women and girls, are leading gender-equal and resilient lives by 2030.

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package, CARE is a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty.

CARE has more than seven decades of experience delivering emergency aid during times of crisis.

Their emergency responses focus on the needs of the most vulnerable populations, particularly girls and women.

In FY22, CARE worked in 68 countries, reaching more than 25.4 million people through 691 projects.

In FY23, CARE Bangladesh reached 5.3 million people through 48+ projects where 64 per cent were female.

CARE Bangladesh ranked as the 2nd highest contributor among all CARE countries in terms of reach.