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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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4/19/15

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...

4/8/15

CARE Chef Ambassadors Host Advocacy Dinner in Minneapolis

Renowned chefs Spike Mendelsohn and Asha Gomez build support in Minneapolis for the Global Food Security Act of 2015

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...

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CARE Applauds Senate Introduction of Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015

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

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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.

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.

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?

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 66th wedding anniversary to the original CARE Package® couple, Helga and Leo Kissell.

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