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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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5/4/15

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

4/25/15

Nepal Earthquake: CARE Mobilizes to Respond, Appeals for Funds

KATHMANDU, Nepal (April 25, 2015) — CARE is mobilizing to respond to the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck today between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of...

4/25/15

Nepal Earthquake: CARE mobilizing aid teams as survivors rocked by aftershocks

CARE launches urgent appeal for funds as death toll in Nepal rises.

4/22/15

Yemen: As airstrikes declared over, a political solution must be reached to prevent humanitarian catastrophe, warns CARE

More must be done to protect and access civilians with humanitarian assistance

4/21/15

Mediterranean migrant boat tragedies show Syria crisis response insufficient

GENEVA-(April 21, 2015)—Humanitarian organization CARE is shocked by the recent tragedy in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of people have died trying to reach Europe across...

4/20/15

Cyclone Pam: One Month on, Seeds of Reslilience Planted across Vanuatu

VANUATU—(April 13, 2015) One month on from one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever hit the South Pacific, international aid organization CARE has now begun...

4/19/15

CARE Names Michelle Nunn New President and CEO

ATLANTA (April 19, 2015) — CARE USA announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Michelle Nunn as the global poverty-fighting organization’s new president and...

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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.

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.”

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