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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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3/24/15

CARE supports the Global Food Security Act of 2015 to feed millions around the world

Rep. Betty McCollum, CARE Chef Ambassador Spike Mendelsohn delivered remarks on Capitol Hill

3/23/15

Syria Crisis: Aid Agencies to host “Life in Refuge” in Washington D.C. March 27-28

A visual display of the toll of four years of the Syria conflict on refugees

3/18/15

Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu: CARE packages distributed to save lives in Tanna

VANUATU — (March 18, 2015) — Urgent CARE packages of food and water will soon be on their way to communities devastated by Cyclone Pam on Tanna Island, in Vanuatu’s south.

3/15/15

Cyclone Pam: CARE Deeply Concerned about Impact on Remote Islands

Country team to distribute relief supplies PORT VILA, Vanuatu-(March 15, 2015)--Three days after cyclone Pam devastated the island state of Vanuatu, CARE is concerned that...

3/14/15

Cyclone Pam: CARE to launch response after "utter devastation" in Vanuatu

CARE has launched an appeal for urgent support following the devastation of Category Five Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

3/13/15

CARE prepares for the worst as Cyclone Pam lashes Vanuatu

VANUATU-(March 13, 2015)--With Tropical Cyclone Pam now upgraded to a Category Five system, the highest level, with sustained wind speeds of 260 kilometres an hour, CARE is...

3/13/15

CARE Supports the Bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act to Prioritize the Safety of Women Around the World

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2015) – The global poverty-fighting organization CARE hails the bipartisan introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act in both the...

3/12/15

Syria Crisis: 83 percent of Syria's lights extinguished after four years of crisis

Eighty-three percent of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict there, a global coalition of humanitarian and human rights organisations has...

3/11/15

CARE reaches 600,000 people in conflict-affected South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (March 10, 2015) - Humanitarian organization CARE has reached more than 600,000 South Sudanese people affected by the conflict that began in the world’s...

3/6/15

CARE Recognizes International Women’s Day 2015

Honoring the progress of women around the world, advocating for women’s rights. 

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CARE Recognizes International Women’s Day 2015

CARE Recognizes International Women’s Day 2015

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Honoring the progress of women around the world, advocating for women’s rights. 

ATLANTA (March 6, 2015) — In recognition of International Women’s Day, the global poverty-fighting organization CARE is highlighting the accomplishments of women around the world — from New York to Niger — while advocating for policies that will help girls and women overcome the obstacles they continue to face.

White House Taps CARE to Help Train Peace Corps Volunteers under Let Girls Learn Initiative

WASHINGTON (March 3, 2015) — More than 50 years after former President John F. Kennedy asked CARE to design the initial training program for the Peace Corps, the White House is calling on CARE to help prepare a new wave of Peace Corps volunteers for a modern mission: the education and empowerment of adolescent girls.

New book documents CARE’s transformative work linking poor dairy farmers with markets in Bangladesh

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Through their “Making Markets More Inclusive: Lessons from CARE and the Future of Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chain Development,” co-authors Kevin McKague and Muhammad Siddiquee probe how poor people, especially women, add value at every step in the process of bringing dairy products to market.

Success of H&M Holiday Campaign Enables Women in Ethiopia to Start Businesses

The global poverty-fighting organization CARE today received a contribution of $2.4 million as a result of a Holiday Campaign in H&M stores worldwide. “We are very grateful for this generous contribution,” said Dr. Robert Glasser, secretary general of CARE International. “These funds will allow us to empower women entrepreneurs and workers from low-income urban communities in Ethiopia and help us raise global awareness of the enormous benefits associated with empowering women and girls in the fight against poverty and social injustice.”

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.

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