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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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9/8/14

Hunger Data Experts Confirm Risk of Famine in South Sudan

Best solution to avert famine is for all parties to lay down their weapons immediately, says CARE

9/2/14

Nepal: Devastating Floods Leave People With Trauma

After heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating floods and landslides in Western Nepal last week, CARE is scaling up its emergency response for thousands of people affected...

8/18/14

CARE: Planning for Gaza’s future must start now

GAZA/JERUSALEM - While many families are still in great need of immediate humanitarian assistance, there is no time to waste to ensure that the people of Gaza aren’t trapped...

8/14/14

Celebrity Chef Mike Isabella Competes for CARE on Bravo’s Top Chef Duels

ATLANTA –Washington D.C.-based celebrity chef Mike Isabella, who traveled with the poverty-fighting organization CARE this year, will appear in Bravo network’s Top Chef Duels...

8/13/14

Ebola Outbreak: CARE Enacts Preventative Measures in Sierra Leone, Liberia

CARE staff warns the outbreak will have a lasting negative impact on vulnerable communities

8/11/14

Failure of peace agreement in South Sudan means more people will go hungry, warns CARE

Comprehensive agreement for peace must be reached to avert humanitarian catastrophe

8/9/14

Aid Agencies Condemn Attacks on Aid Workers

A group of nine major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South...

7/31/14

CARE Statement on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

CARE is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa and is committed to working closely with health officials in the region to help...

7/25/14

CARE Warns of Colossal Strain on Medical Services in Gaza as Hospitals Struggle to Cope with Casualties

Aid workers from the humanitarian aid agency CARE are warning of the colossal strain on medical services and hospitals in Gaza as the violence there continues.

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CARE Recognizes International Women’s Day 2015

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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