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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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4/3/14

CARE's Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide

The month of April marks 20 years since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. CARE pauses to remember the thousands of lives that were lost and honor those who were taken away too...

3/31/14

CARE Speaks Out on UN Climate Change Report

Major new UN report shows how world’s poorest people are already bearing brunt of global climate disruption  

3/18/14

CARE, Visa Inc, MTN and Fidelity Bank Launch Program to Connect Ghana’s Community Savings Groups with Banks using Mobile Phones

March 18 media event in Accra will share vision of this innovative financial inclusion program, which is bringing full-service mobile banking to remote communities in West...

3/10/14

CARE Stands Up — and Runs — to Spotlight Shocking Syrian Crisis at Three-Year Mark

CARE team runs “Dead 2 Red Marathon” for those displaced by marathon crisis in Syria

3/5/14

CARE Celebrates International Women’s Day 2014

 “Courage” Theme includes Citizens Storming Capitol Hill for Change, an Online Art Gallery and Twitter Photo Campaign 

2/18/14

South Sudan Crisis Poised to Grow Much Worse, CARE Warns

JUBA (Feb. 17, 2014) – The South Sudan crisis will worsen unless relief organizations are able to deliver supplies before being cut off by the approaching rainy season, the...

2/11/14

CARE, H&M Conscious Foundation Announce Global Partnership to Empower Women

H&M Conscious Foundation and the global poverty-fighting organization CARE today launched a three-year partnership to empower women in some of the world’s poorest...

2/7/14

Restoring Livelihoods Essential to Boost Typhoon Haiyan Recovery

Three months since Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines, humanitarian organization CARE is increasingly concerned too many survivors remain without the means to meet their...

2/5/14

Celebrity Chefs See Local Solutions to Hunger on CARE Learning Tour of Peru

Spike Mendelsohn, Asha Gomez, Mike Isabella, and Victor Albisu get a taste of lives transformed  

2/4/14

CARE Applauds Senate Passage of the Farm Bill That Includes Lifesaving Reforms to U.S. Food Aid

WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2014) - CARE applauds the Senate approval of reforms to the U.S. international food assistance program contained in the 2014 Farm Bill under the...

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Spotlight on CARE USA President & CEO Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH

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.

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