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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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3/3/15

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.

2/19/15

CARE Mourns the Loss of Ed Wesely

The global CARE family remembers longtime friend and leader, Ed Wesely, who passed away Feb. 15 at his New York City home.

2/17/15

Republican Congressional Representatives Travel with CARE to Visit Maternal Health Programs in Guatemala

Members of Congress see how U.S. development investments are resulting in healthier moms and families

2/11/15

Urgent Need for Humanitarian Assistance in Western Africa Refugee Crisis

CARE has reached more than 50,000 people with food, cash, drinking water or hygiene kits in Niger.

2/9/15

Putting on the brakes: Averting a deepening crisis in South Sudan

NGOs urge regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that transforms South Sudan’s trajectory from devastation to development

2/5/15

Success of H&M Holiday Campaign Enables Women in Ethiopia to Start Businesses

The global poverty-fighting organization CARE today received a contribution of $2.4 million as a result of a Holiday Campaign in H&M stores worldwide. “We are very...

2/5/15

New book documents CARE’s transformative work linking poor dairy farmers with markets in Bangladesh

Through their “Making Markets More Inclusive: Lessons from CARE and the Future of Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chain Development,” co-authors Kevin McKague and...

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.

2/2/15

CARE welcomes ceasefire in South Sudan, but a comprehensive peace settlement must be reached

JUBA, South Sudan. (Feb. 2, 2015) — CARE welcomes the signing of the ceasefire between the government and opposition forces in South Sudan.

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

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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.

Success of H&M Holiday Campaign Enables Women in Ethiopia to Start Businesses

The global poverty-fighting organization CARE today received a contribution of $2.4 million as a result of a Holiday Campaign in H&M stores worldwide. “We are very grateful for this generous contribution,” said Dr. Robert Glasser, secretary general of CARE International. “These funds will allow us to empower women entrepreneurs and workers from low-income urban communities in Ethiopia and help us raise global awareness of the enormous benefits associated with empowering women and girls in the fight against poverty and social injustice.”

CARE Celebrates UN General Assembly’s Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

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Historic resolution aims to combat child marriage around the world

ATLANTA – (December 1, 2014) – CARE, one of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations, applauds the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the first substantive resolution on early, child and forced marriage.

Engaging Men Learning Initiative

Reaching toward a more gender equal world enables societies to tap everyone’s potential – regardless of their gender -  for stronger, more fulfilling and resilient relationships, households and societies. CARE is committed to promoting gender equality as a cornerstone for lasting change, reducing poverty, and achieving social justice. Supporting gender equality requires not only a commitment to supporting the empowerment of women and girls, but also engaging men and boys as allies in this effort.

CARE’s Peter Lochery Receives 2015 University of Oklahoma Water Prize

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ATLANTA—(October 6, 2014)—CARE Director of Water Peter Lochery received the prestigious 2015 International Water Prize from the WaTER Center at the University of Oklahoma.

The award recognizes an individual who has made significant international contributions, either through research, teaching, or service activities, in the field of water supply and sanitation, with a focus on the world’s poorest living in small villages/communities in rural or remote regions.

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