CARE 〈[ kɛ:r]〉
1. 〈1946-1958; Abk. für engl.〉 Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, US-amerikanische Vereinigung zur Organisation von Hilfssendungen (Care-Pakete) in das Nachkriegsdeutschland
2. 〈ab 1958; Abk. für engl.〉 Cooperative for American Relief to Everywhere, US-amerikanische Vereinigung zur Organisation von Hilfssendungen in Notlagengebiete in aller Welt

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['keə], Kurzwort für englisch Cooperative for assistance and relief everywhere [kəʊ'ɔpərətɪv fɔː ə'sɪstns ænd rɪ'liːf 'evrɪweə], bis 1952 Cooperative for American remittances to Europe [- ə'merɪkən rə'mɪtənsəz tʊ'juərəp], bis 1994 Cooperative for American relief to everywhere, 1945 in den USA gegründete Vereinigung zur Organisation von Hilfssendungen (Care-Pakete) zur Linderung der Nachkriegsnot in den europäischen Ländern (Bundesrepublik Deutschland bis 1960, Berlin-West bis 1963; insgesamt über 9,5 Mio. Pakete); 1960 Erweiterung der Hilfstätigkeit auf Länder der Dritten Welt; 1981 Gründung von CARE Deutschland e. V. (Sitz: Bonn), 1982 der Dachorganisation CARE International (Sitz: Brüssel). Gegenwärtig (1995) ist CARE in 72 Ländern tätig. Schwerpunkte der heutigen Tätigkeit sind die Soforthilfe für Flüchtlinge und Kriegsopfer, selbsthilfeorientierte Armutsbekämpfung und Hilfe für die Opfer von Naturkatastrophen.
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