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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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4/3/15

Yemen on the brink of a major humanitarian crisis, warns CARE

YEMEN-(April 3, 2015)--After a week of heavy fighting across parts of Yemen, an already dire humanitarian situation could turn into a major crisis if the violence continues,...

3/24/15

CARE supports the Global Food Security Act of 2015 to feed millions around the world

Rep. Betty McCollum, CARE Chef Ambassador Spike Mendelsohn delivered remarks on Capitol Hill

3/23/15

Syria Crisis: Aid Agencies to host “Life in Refuge” in Washington D.C. March 27-28

A visual display of the toll of four years of the Syria conflict on refugees

3/18/15

Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu: CARE packages distributed to save lives in Tanna

VANUATU — (March 18, 2015) — Urgent CARE packages of food and water will soon be on their way to communities devastated by Cyclone Pam on Tanna Island, in Vanuatu’s south.

3/15/15

Cyclone Pam: CARE Deeply Concerned about Impact on Remote Islands

Country team to distribute relief supplies PORT VILA, Vanuatu-(March 15, 2015)--Three days after cyclone Pam devastated the island state of Vanuatu, CARE is concerned that...

3/14/15

Cyclone Pam: CARE to launch response after "utter devastation" in Vanuatu

CARE has launched an appeal for urgent support following the devastation of Category Five Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

3/13/15

CARE prepares for the worst as Cyclone Pam lashes Vanuatu

VANUATU-(March 13, 2015)--With Tropical Cyclone Pam now upgraded to a Category Five system, the highest level, with sustained wind speeds of 260 kilometres an hour, CARE is...

3/13/15

CARE Supports the Bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act to Prioritize the Safety of Women Around the World

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2015) – The global poverty-fighting organization CARE hails the bipartisan introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act in both the...

3/12/15

Syria Crisis: 83 percent of Syria's lights extinguished after four years of crisis

Eighty-three percent of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict there, a global coalition of humanitarian and human rights organisations has...

3/11/15

CARE reaches 600,000 people in conflict-affected South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (March 10, 2015) - Humanitarian organization CARE has reached more than 600,000 South Sudanese people affected by the conflict that began in the world’s...

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CARE Names Michelle Nunn New President and CEO

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. 

Girls Not Brides

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CARE is a leader in advocacy to end child marriage. One of our key roles is co-chairing Girls Not Brides: The United States Partnership to End Child Marriage (GNB USA, formerly the Child Marriage Coalition).  GNB USA is comprised of more than 50 organizations with offices in the United States, and is officially affiliated with Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of more than 300 civil society organizations from 67 countries working to address child marriage, and much of our work is undertaken in regular consultation and coordination with the Global Secretariat based in London.

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