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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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5/13/15

Nepal: CARE continues delivery of emergency assistance after second major earthquake

KATHMANDU (May 13, 2015) – Little more than two weeks after Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80 years, the country was traumatized by a second deadly earthquake on May...

5/11/15

Nepal Earthquake: Pregnant Women in Urgent Need of Assistance, CARE Warns

Many health clinics have been destroyed; CARE starts distributing safe birthing kits to remote villages

5/11/15

Aid agencies call for an immediate and permanent cease fire as 70,000 people flee Coalition airstrikes in northern Yemen

A group of 17 aid agencies working in Yemen today condemned the growing intensity of airstrikes in the north of Yemen on 8th and 9th of May 2015, as an estimated 70,000...

5/8/15

CARE Prepares for Category 3 Typhoon Noul Impact; Ready to Respond If Needed

Manila, PHILIPPINES (May 8 2014) — As of 10 a.m.

5/6/15

CARE and other leading humanitarian agencies warn that life-saving assistance is at risk of collapsing in Yemen

After more than a month of heavy fighting in Yemen, a group of 22 major aid agencies in Yemen have warned today their life-saving assistance risk coming to an abrupt end...

5/6/15

Nepal Earthquake: CARE scales up response in hard hit remote districts

Kathmandu, NEPAL (May 6, 2015) — Since the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, international aid agency CARE has reached nearly 11,000 people with food,...

5/4/15

Nepal Earthquake: Race against time to deliver urgent shelter before monsoon rains

CARE to distribute emergency shelter kits to 30, 000 people over the next month

4/30/15

Women’s Refugee Commission honors CARE volunteer for courage, longtime service to Somali refugees

Somali refugee Adey Ali Dahir receives 2015 Voices of Courage award for more than 20 years of work protecting the safety of women and girls in Kenya’s Dagahaley refugee camp.

4/28/15

Nepal Earthquake: CARE to distribute shelter and hygiene kits to survivors in remote areas

Kathmandu, NEPAL (April 28, 2015) — International aid agency CARE plans to distribute emergency shelter and hygiene kits this week to nearly 2,500 vulnerable people impacted...

4/25/15

7.9 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NEPAL

CARE RESPONSE TEAMS ON THE GROUND AS REPORTS OF MAJOR CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE ARE REPORTED

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CARE Names Michelle Nunn New President and CEO

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.

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