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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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11/20/13

Volunteers Help CARE’s Relief Efforts in Remote Typhoon-Hit Communities

MANILA (Nov. 20, 2013) — Families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan are joining CARE’s aid distribution efforts in central Philippines, as communities previously cut off receive...

11/19/13

CARE to Reclaim its Iconic CARE Package® Roots in New Ad Campaign by Brunner

ATLANTA (Nov. 13, 2013)—The global poverty-fighting organization CARE and its creative agency of record, Brunner, have brought back the iconic CARE Package® in a new ad...

11/15/13

CARE Ramps Up Aid to Remote Areas Devastated by Typhoon Haiyan

CARE Emergency Team Leader in Philippines Praises U.S. Public Donor Response, says Relief Efforts Face Enormous Logistical Challenges

11/15/13

CARE on International Children's Day: Child Labor on Rise Among Syrian Refugees

AMMAN (Nov. 15, 2013) — Ahead of International Children's Day on November 20, CARE voices our concern about Syrian refugee families becoming increasingly reliant on child...

11/10/13

CARE Plans to Help 150,000 Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

As the extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan begins to emerge, CARE is working to deliver emergency aid to families impacted by one of the worst storms ever recorded...

11/9/13

Typhoon Haiyan: CARE Responds

MANILA (Nov. 9) — CARE and its partners are responding to the needs of families affected by super typhoon Haiyan, which has torn a path across central Philippines, affecting...

10/29/13

Plight of Syrian Refugees Deteriorates With Approaching Winter

CARE calls for the immediate support of millions of Syrian refugees so they can protect themselves from the cold weather in the coming months.

10/14/13

Indian Cyclone Response Shows Disaster Prevention Saves Lives

An estimated 1,000 villages, towns and cities in India's Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states have been left without electricity after Cyclone Phailin destroyed nearly seven-and...

10/4/13

CARE President Dr. Helene D. Gayle Sees Faces of Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

Leader of global humanitarian organization visits CARE's work, meets Jordan's Queen Rania and Prime Minister 

9/24/13

Cargill and CARE renew effort to fight hunger, improve incomes among smallholder farmers

New partnership extends multi-year, multi-country program that has helped more than 100,000 people improve their livelihoods

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We're in the news! Find out about 2008's humanitarian relief and poverty-fighting efforts around the world.

Haiti Disaster Response Media Sampler:
(Covering Jan. 12 earthquake, cholera outbreak and Hurricane Tomas)

Where are you originally from?

I am from Buffalo, New York.

What is your professional background?

I am a physician trained in pediatrics and public health. Before coming to CARE, I worked at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) for many years and then the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

How long have you worked with CARE and what is your current job title?

I’ve been at CARE since 2006.  I am the President and CEO.

These Are Our Sisters

Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.

This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.

A world without extreme poverty will only be a reality if we -- as Global Citizens -- create and commit to a new global partnership that involves us, charities, companies and governments around the world.

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We know about Tom’s and Warby Parker, offering a one for one formula with their products for those in need, but there are certainly other sustainable business models that can uplift and support communities around the globe.

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This interview with Helene D. Gayle, president and chief executive of CARE U.S.A., the anti-poverty organization, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

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