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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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4/15/15

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

A flexible food aid system would feed millions more hungry people and empower local farmers at no additional cost to the American taxpayer

4/14/15

World Not Delivering on Gaza Reconstruction Promises, New Report Warns

The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, 46 agencies said today in a new report on the lack of...

4/8/15

CARE Chef Ambassadors Host Advocacy Dinner in Minneapolis

Renowned chefs Spike Mendelsohn and Asha Gomez build support in Minneapolis for the Global Food Security Act of 2015

4/3/15

Yemen on the brink of a major humanitarian crisis, warns CARE

YEMEN-(April 3, 2015)--After a week of heavy fighting across parts of Yemen, an already dire humanitarian situation could turn into a major crisis if the violence continues,...

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.

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

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

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A flexible food aid system would feed millions more hungry people and empower local farmers at no additional cost to the American taxpayer

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2015) — A top advocate with the poverty-fighting organization CARE today urged legislators to modernize the U.S. food aid system during testimony before the  Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Getting Communities Involved In Setting Priorities and Gathering Data

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CARE believes in putting communities in the driver's seat to determine what projects should do, and if it's working to meet community needs.  One tool we use to accomplish this is the Participatory Performance Tracker (PPT).  This tool allows groups and individuals to evaluate project outcomes, behavior change, and barriers to success.  Groups at the community level compare objectives to outcomes, to hold themselves, their leaders, and CARE accountable for the goals we've set.  Outside facilitators work with groups to evaluate group dynamics and performance.  To effectively use the PPT, gro

Broad Coalition Calls for Urgent Food Aid Reforms for Efficiency, Effectiveness

As a diverse coalition from the nonprofit and private sector, we are strongly in favor of U.S. food assistance that delivers results faster, more effectively, and more efficiently. We applaud the leadership of the Chair and Ranking members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators Bob Corker and Ben Cardin, for elevating the importance of the life-saving Food for Peace program and the need to maximize its reach and efficiencies.

Pathways to Empowerment Increases Food Security For 50,000 Women Farmers

With the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE’s Pathways Program is based on the conviction that women farmers possess enormous potential to contribute to long-term food security for their families and substantially impact nutritional outcomes in sustainable ways.

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.

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