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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

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.

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.

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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Kore Lavi: A New Way to Do Food Aid

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.

CARE Chefs to Host Advocacy Dinner in Houston

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HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2014) — Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and Atlanta chef Asha Gomez will host a CARE advocacy dinner in Houston this week to raise awareness about global hunger. More than 840 million people around the world do not have enough to eat.

“Food is a universal amongst all of us,” Mendelsohn said “We all need it; we all work with it. And it’s very important that chefs or just human beings in general understand what the rest of the world is going through to get food to their plate.”

Tipping Point Key Learning Questions

These questions came out of lengthy discussions with project teams in Bangladesh and Nepal. As a learning project, Tipping Point staff and community groups will intentionally explore these questions in the course of our work with communities and networks.

1. How can community mobilization strategies be applied to change community norms related to child marriage and its root causes?

TESFA Results

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TESFA’s goal is to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever-married adolescent girls in Ethiopia. CARE Ethiopia and its partners implemented the program, and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) evaluated it.  TESFA relies on peer-education within small group settings modeled on CARE’s village savings and loans (VSLA) approach. Community support is provided by groups of 20 to 30 community members, who meet once a month to discuss how to support girls and receive their own training on gender and health.

TESFA Brief

TESFA is a 3 year project funded by the Nike Foundation that works to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever‐married adolescent girls in Ethiopia. 

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