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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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4/25/15

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...

4/15/15

CARE Testifies on Capitol Hill about the Urgent Need for U.S. Food Aid Reform

A flexible food aid system would feed millions more hungry people and empower local farmers at no additional cost to the American taxpayer

4/14/15

World Not Delivering on Gaza Reconstruction Promises, New Report Warns

The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, 46 agencies said today in a new report on the lack of...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: CARE welcomes powerful final wording

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.”

H&M Holiday Campaign

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TESFA: Improving The Live of Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia

This 16 page evaluation showcases the final results of the groundbreaking program designed and implemented by CARE Ethiopia and evaluated by the International Center for Research on Women, “Towards Economic ans Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls,’ or TESFA, which impacted the lives of 5,000 child brides.

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

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.

This historic resolution, adopted on November 21, marks the first time 116 UN member states have agreed to sweeping recommendations to end child marriage. It also confirms the United Nations General Assembly’s resolve to meaningfully address child marriage in the post-2015...

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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.

Similar to CARE’s work on women’s empowerment – which often fosters women’s/girls’...

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Engaging Men and Boys: Lessons Learned

This 12 page brief lays out lessons learned from CARE's learning intiative on Engaging Men and Boys.

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Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality

This ten page brief lays out CARE's framework for engaging men and boys and presents stories of change using this methodology.

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

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.

“Peter is an invaluable leader whose knowledge and diplomacy is admired by everyone. His...

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CARE Chefs to Host Advocacy Dinner in Houston

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.”

Mendelsohn and Gomez will share their personal experience traveling with the...

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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?

How can different kinds of community groups build solidarity, network, and mobilize to generate alternative social expectations and opportunities for adolescent girls...
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8/7/14

Happy 66th Anniversary to Leo and Helga!

Sixty-six years ago, CARE played matchmaker for one amazing couple! CARE wishes a happy 66 th wedding anniversary to the original CARE Package® couple, Helga and Leo Kissell. Leo and Helga met in...

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