CARE India (1950 – 2018)
Moments that became Milestones
May 12 , 1949. Berlin, Germany. When Soviet troops blockaded Berlin in 1948, the first major crisis of the Cold War ensued. The US responded with the now famous airlift, which included 250,000 CARE packages, 60 per cent of all relief sent to the city.
More than seven decades ago, CARE was established by 22 charities to send CARE Packages® of food, clothing, medicine and other relief supplies to the survivors of World War II in Europe and Asia after the war. In delivering this aid, the
humanitarian organisation faced challenges of limited resources, an unreliable postal system, high shipping costs and poor transportation services.