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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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7/14/14

34 Organizations Call for a Ceasefire and Sustained Solution Towards Peace

Military actions by all parties must stop. Since 2009, history has shown that military operations have failed to bring peace and security for people in Gaza and in Israel....

7/9/14

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

Aid agencies face closure of projects as money fails to arrive

6/20/14

3 million Registered Refugees: “This Number Must be a Wake-Up Call”

CARE calls for more funding for the ever increasing needs of Syrian refugees and host communities

6/17/14

South Sudan: CARE Warns about Rising Malnutrition Rates

Continuing conflict and start of rainy season put women and their children at risk of starvation

6/6/14

CARE Highlights Men’s Key Role at Largest-Ever Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

At summit co-hosted by Angelina Jolie, CARE sounds call to engage men and boys in finding solutions, hosts panel with U.S. Ambassador at Large for Women’s Issues Catherine...

6/4/14

International aid groups applaud bipartisan legislation to reform international food aid programs

Bill from Senators Corker and Coons wins broad praise from aid groups

5/20/14

Report: CARE warns of a growing scourge of sexual violence against women and girls in South Sudan conflict

OSLO, Norway  – As the world’s donors and governments gather in Olso, Norway tomorrow to discuss how best to respond to the conflict and looming food crisis in South Sudan,...

5/20/14

Donor Pledges to South Sudan Fall Short

OSLO, Norway – In a disappointing result to the Oslo donor conference, the world’s donors have missed a critical opportunity to help avert disaster in South Sudan.

5/9/14

CARE Applauds Senate Introduction of International Violence Against Women Act

ATLANTA  — The global poverty fighting group CARE hailed the bipartisan Senate introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act, which makes ending violence...

5/6/14

Six months After Typhoon Haiyan, CARE Is Expanding Efforts to Help Survivors Rebuild Their Homes and Livelihoods

ATLANTA  — Six months after Typhoon Haiyan slammed the central Philippines, the global humanitarian organization CARE is expanding its efforts to help survivors rebuild their...

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CARE is pleased to be participating in the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London from June 10-13. The summit brings together leaders from around the world to commit to ending sexual violence in conflict.  The summit comes at a key moment in international efforts to end sexual violence in conflict, including commitments made under UNSCR 1325, 1820 and their successor resolutions, and the UN Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 CARE was on the ground within days providing food, shelter and supplies. Within three months the anti-poverty organization had raised $20 million toward assisting the storm ravaged nation and within six months had helped 300,000 people.

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How American food aid can hurt local farmers

Check out these great letters to the editor by members of the CARE Action Network.

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 leadership of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), working with Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), and House colleagues, Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN).  

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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 (R-OK) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-MN)), for including significant, common-sense, lifesaving reforms to the U.S. international food assistance program. 

Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2014) – The FY14 Omnibus Spending Bill (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014), recently signed into law by President Obama is a welcome shift from the continuing resolutions and sequestration in recent years that has cut funding for important foreign investments. 

There’s a new CARE Package under the tree this holiday season.

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