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CARE is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. The organization was founded in 1945, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. CARE quickly became a trusted vehicle for the compassion and generosity of millions. Originally located in New York City, we moved our headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1993. We are located at 151 Ellis Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2440 USA.
 
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1/14/15

New Study: South Sudan Conflict Could Cost $158 billion Over Next 20 Years

(Jan. 14, 2015) - The price of failing to bring about lasting peace in South Sudan could be $158 billion over the next two decades, according to a new study.

1/12/15

Haiti Earthquake Five Years Later: Rebuilding a Stronger Nation

PORT-AU-PRINCE - (Jan. 12, 2015) — Five years after a deadly earthquake left an already impoverished nation in complete devastation, the rebuilding effort in Haiti has made...

1/8/15

Winter Storm in Lebanon, Jordan: Concern for Syria refugees paramount, says CARE

Amman, JORDAN (January 8, 2015) — Syrian refugees, fleeing violence in their homeland, have found their situation exacerbated following the onslaught of winter storm “Huda,” ...

12/22/14

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history. On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of...

12/18/14

CARE Applauds Congressional Passage of the Water for the World Act

ATLANTA (Dec. 18, 2014) –The poverty-fighting organization CARE applauds the passage of Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act. The legislation was approved by Congress...

12/15/14

CARE distributed food to villages hardest-hit by typhoon Hagupit; looking into longer-term needs of communities

MANILA- (December 15, 2014) -  A few days after typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines, international aid agency CARE distributed food packs almost 2,000 families in badly-hit...

12/14/14

UN Climate Talks: Disastrous result for world’s poorest - on pathway to climate chaos

(December 14, 2014) - The words of Peruvian Environment Minister Pulgar Vidal, who urged nations meeting at the climate talks in Lima to “give hope to the world”, but...

12/12/14

CARE Calls For Health System to be at Heart of Humanitarian Response in South Sudan

A year ago, South Sudan’s frail healthcare system was struggling. One year on from the conflict that began on December 15 last year, the diagnosis has become critical.

12/11/14

CARE; GLAMOUR’S 'THE GIRL PROJECT' FEATURED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

WASHINGTON DC - December 11, 2014 - On Friday, the global poverty fighting organization CARE will participate in a Brookings Institution panel event to raise awareness about...

12/9/14

CARE to distribute food packs to those affected by typhoon Hagupit; launches fundraising appeal to meet needs

MANILA - (December 9, 2014) - International aid agency CARE will be distributing food packs to 2,800 families most affected by typhoon Hagupit.

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CARE Celebrates UN General Assembly’s Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

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Historic resolution aims to combat child marriage around the world

ATLANTA – (December 1, 2014) – CARE, one of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations, applauds the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the first substantive resolution on early, child and forced marriage.

Engaging Men Learning Initiative

Reaching toward a more gender equal world enables societies to tap everyone’s potential – regardless of their gender -  for stronger, more fulfilling and resilient relationships, households and societies. CARE is committed to promoting gender equality as a cornerstone for lasting change, reducing poverty, and achieving social justice. Supporting gender equality requires not only a commitment to supporting the empowerment of women and girls, but also engaging men and boys as allies in this effort.

CARE’s Peter Lochery Receives 2015 University of Oklahoma Water Prize

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ATLANTA—(October 6, 2014)—CARE Director of Water Peter Lochery received the prestigious 2015 International Water Prize from the WaTER Center at the University of Oklahoma.

The award recognizes an individual who has made significant international contributions, either through research, teaching, or service activities, in the field of water supply and sanitation, with a focus on the world’s poorest living in small villages/communities in rural or remote regions.

CARE Chefs to Host Advocacy Dinner in Houston

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HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2014) — Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and Atlanta chef Asha Gomez will host a CARE advocacy dinner in Houston this week to raise awareness about global hunger. More than 840 million people around the world do not have enough to eat.

“Food is a universal amongst all of us,” Mendelsohn said “We all need it; we all work with it. And it’s very important that chefs or just human beings in general understand what the rest of the world is going through to get food to their plate.”

Tipping Point Key Learning Questions

These questions came out of lengthy discussions with project teams in Bangladesh and Nepal. As a learning project, Tipping Point staff and community groups will intentionally explore these questions in the course of our work with communities and networks.

1. How can community mobilization strategies be applied to change community norms related to child marriage and its root causes?

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