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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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Press releases

2/2/15

2.5 million South Sudanese Face Severe Hunger, New Figures Reveal

Severity of crisis depends on the delivery of humanitarian assistance, particularly in conflict-affected states.

1/28/15

Malawi Floods: CARE Delivering Relief to Flood-Affected People

Over 638,000 people affected, 79 dead and 1.5 million people in need of food assistance

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.

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CARE Names Michelle Nunn New President and CEO

Advocacy Strategy

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Tipping Point advocacy efforts are geared towards using learning, documentation and analysis to build evidence for advocacy against early marriage and to support momentum for action and change in Bangladesh, Nepal and more broadly. Recognizing that practices such as early marriage that are rooted in social norms will not be solved solely through legal or policy means, the project’s advocacy extends beyond a focus on formal policies (e.g. minimum age of marriage laws) to include efforts to influence and transform social and structural drivers of early marriage.

Learning From The Tipping Point: Sneak Peek

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It’s July, 2014. What Has Tipping Point Learned So Far?

Child Grooms: Several communities in our working areas of Nepal arrange and celebrate marriages between children aged as young as 4. Brides and grooms might not see each other again until they near puberty, when they are expected to begin marital life. Boys, too, are denied the choice of if, when, and who to marry. In coming months, we will explore the impact on boys.

Our Approach

The Tipping Point project is using a Developmental Evaluation (DE) approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) which leads to innovation through a focus on documentation, reflection, and learning so that we can refine strategies at every step of the way. Many people naturally experiment, by trying out new ways of doing something, and then changing what they are doing based on feedback loops and changing needs and demands. However, traditional monitoring and evaluation systems do not usually value or support this experimentation.

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence

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CARE is pleased to be participating in the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London from June 10-13. The summit brings together leaders from around the world to commit to ending sexual violence in conflict.  The summit comes at a key moment in international efforts to end sexual violence in conflict, including commitments made under UNSCR 1325, 1820 and their successor resolutions, and the UN Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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