As the US is bracing for Inauguration day in the wake of shocking violence on January 6, the partners CARE works with in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia are celebrating some of the successes they have had running programs to counter violent extremism, especially with young men.
History of CARE International’s work in Kosovo
CARE International has been working in the Balkans since 1993, initially providing humanitarian aid for refugees and victims of war. Today, we work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Albania and seek to help build sustainable peace and development in the region. CARE International started working in Kosovo in 1997.
What CARE International does in Kosovo
Unemployment in Kosovo is extremely high. CARE Kosovo works with rural communities, particularly young people, to help them secure sustainable livelihoods from farming and small businesses related to beekeeping and tourism. We also work with national organizations to address gender-based violence and human trafficking.
Since 2020, CARE International has been responding to COVID-19 in the Balkans. Response efforts have included mobilizing national civil society organizations to inform communities in methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as providing equipment and support to healthcare institutions serving marginalized populations.