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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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3/13/15

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...

3/13/15

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...

3/12/15

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. 

3/3/15

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.

2/19/15

CARE Mourns the Loss of Ed Wesely

The global CARE family remembers longtime friend and leader, Ed Wesely, who passed away Feb. 15 at his New York City home.

2/17/15

Republican Congressional Representatives Travel with CARE to Visit Maternal Health Programs in Guatemala

Members of Congress see how U.S. development investments are resulting in healthier moms and families

2/11/15

Urgent Need for Humanitarian Assistance in Western Africa Refugee Crisis

CARE has reached more than 50,000 people with food, cash, drinking water or hygiene kits in Niger.

2/9/15

Putting on the brakes: Averting a deepening crisis in South Sudan

NGOs urge regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that transforms South Sudan’s trajectory from devastation to development

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CARE Testifies on Capitol Hill about the Urgent Need for U.S. Food Aid Reform

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.

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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