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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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2/4/14

CARE Applauds Senate Passage of the Farm Bill That Includes Lifesaving Reforms to U.S. Food Aid

WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2014) - CARE applauds the Senate approval of reforms to the U.S. international food assistance program contained in the 2014 Farm Bill under the...

1/31/14

Northern Mali on the Brink of a New Food Crisis

Bamako, Mali - Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on the February 3, 2014 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies warn that northern Mali is set to face...

1/28/14

CARE Statement on Release of Farm Bill Conference

CARE applauds the House and Senate Farm Bill conferees, under the leadership of Senate Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS), House Chairman Lucas...

1/24/14

CARE South Sudan Hopes Ceasefire Will Allow Access to Those in Need

JUBA (Jan. 24, 2014)—CARE welcomes the ceasefire agreement reached for South Sudan and hopes it will create an opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of people who are in...

1/23/14

Congressional Staffers Visit Ethiopia with CARE to Learn How U.S. Support Is Improving Food and Nutrition Security

WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2014) — Congressional chiefs of staff from seven states and a group of journalists traveled to Ethiopia with the global poverty-fighting organization...

1/16/14

Women and Girls at Risk as South Sudan Violence Continues, Warns CARE

CARE calls for humanitarian access so that displaced people have food, water, shelter and health care

1/15/14

CARE: “Decisive action must follow words” on Syria Crisis

AMMAN (Jan. 15, 2014)—At the closing of the second Kuwait Donor Conference, the global poverty-fighting organization CARE urges governments to ensure that today’s pledges...

1/13/14

CARE Warns That Plight of Central African Republic Refugees and Returnees Should Not Be Ignored

Need for more funding as refugees and returnees continue crossing into Chad/CARE supports camps with water, sanitation and food

1/8/14

Building Back Safer Two Months After Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN CITY – Two months after super typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, communities face a new year determined to build back safer.

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Spotlight on CARE USA President & CEO Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH

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.

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