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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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1/23/14

Congressional Staffers Visit Ethiopia with CARE to Learn How U.S. Support Is Improving Food and Nutrition Security

WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2014) — Congressional chiefs of staff from seven states and a group of journalists traveled to Ethiopia with the global poverty-fighting organization...

1/16/14

Women and Girls at Risk as South Sudan Violence Continues, Warns CARE

CARE calls for humanitarian access so that displaced people have food, water, shelter and health care

1/15/14

CARE: “Decisive action must follow words” on Syria Crisis

AMMAN (Jan. 15, 2014)—At the closing of the second Kuwait Donor Conference, the global poverty-fighting organization CARE urges governments to ensure that today’s pledges...

1/13/14

CARE Warns That Plight of Central African Republic Refugees and Returnees Should Not Be Ignored

Need for more funding as refugees and returnees continue crossing into Chad/CARE supports camps with water, sanitation and food

1/8/14

Building Back Safer Two Months After Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN CITY – Two months after super typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, communities face a new year determined to build back safer.

12/4/13

Shelter a Critical Issue for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

MANILA (Dec. 6, 2013)—As the one-month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan approaches on Dec. 8, lack of shelter continues to be a critical issue for millions of people in the...

11/26/13

Congressional Chiefs of Staff Visit India with CARE to Learn How U.S. Support is Improving Health and Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 26, 2013) – Four U.S. Congressional chiefs of staff from Republican offices traveled with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE on a...

11/25/13

CARE Celebrates #GivingTuesday with Donor Appreciation Call-A-Thon, Donation Match

ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2013) — CARE is encouraging people around the world to celebrate the giving spirit Dec.

11/21/13

CARE Applauds Introduction of International Violence Against Women Act

ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2013) — CARE USA hailed the introduction today of H.R. 3571, the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), by Reps.

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One of the first CARE package recipients called Atlanta home for many years.

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It's what some call Atlanta's best kept secret: CARE. The nonprofit is a leading humanitarian organization aimed at eliminating global poverty. This week, they are celebrating 20 years in Atlanta.

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We're in the news! Find out about 2008's humanitarian relief and poverty-fighting efforts around the world.

Haiti Disaster Response Media Sampler:
(Covering Jan. 12 earthquake, cholera outbreak and Hurricane Tomas)

Where are you originally from?

I am from Buffalo, New York.

What is your professional background?

I am a physician trained in pediatrics and public health. Before coming to CARE, I worked at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) for many years and then the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

How long have you worked with CARE and what is your current job title?

I’ve been at CARE since 2006.  I am the President and CEO.

These Are Our Sisters

Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.

This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.

A world without extreme poverty will only be a reality if we -- as Global Citizens -- create and commit to a new global partnership that involves us, charities, companies and governments around the world.

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