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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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2/2/15

2.5 million South Sudanese Face Severe Hunger, New Figures Reveal

Severity of crisis depends on the delivery of humanitarian assistance, particularly in conflict-affected states.

1/28/15

Malawi Floods: CARE Delivering Relief to Flood-Affected People

Over 638,000 people affected, 79 dead and 1.5 million people in need of food assistance

1/14/15

New Study: South Sudan Conflict Could Cost $158 billion Over Next 20 Years

(Jan. 14, 2015) - The price of failing to bring about lasting peace in South Sudan could be $158 billion over the next two decades, according to a new study.

1/12/15

Haiti Earthquake Five Years Later: Rebuilding a Stronger Nation

PORT-AU-PRINCE - (Jan. 12, 2015) — Five years after a deadly earthquake left an already impoverished nation in complete devastation, the rebuilding effort in Haiti has made...

1/8/15

Winter Storm in Lebanon, Jordan: Concern for Syria refugees paramount, says CARE

Amman, JORDAN (January 8, 2015) — Syrian refugees, fleeing violence in their homeland, have found their situation exacerbated following the onslaught of winter storm “Huda,” ...

12/22/14

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history. On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of...

12/18/14

CARE Applauds Congressional Passage of the Water for the World Act

ATLANTA (Dec. 18, 2014) –The poverty-fighting organization CARE applauds the passage of Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act. The legislation was approved by Congress...

12/15/14

CARE distributed food to villages hardest-hit by typhoon Hagupit; looking into longer-term needs of communities

MANILA- (December 15, 2014) -  A few days after typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines, international aid agency CARE distributed food packs almost 2,000 families in badly-hit...

12/14/14

UN Climate Talks: Disastrous result for world’s poorest - on pathway to climate chaos

(December 14, 2014) - The words of Peruvian Environment Minister Pulgar Vidal, who urged nations meeting at the climate talks in Lima to “give hope to the world”, but...

12/12/14

CARE Calls For Health System to be at Heart of Humanitarian Response in South Sudan

A year ago, South Sudan’s frail healthcare system was struggling. One year on from the conflict that began on December 15 last year, the diagnosis has become critical.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: CARE welcomes powerful final wording

GED 501: Engaging Men and Boys

Our Gender Equity and Diversity 501 curriculum is a practionners' training manual for working with staff on how to engage men and boys in programming, and how engaging men and boys for women’s empowerment benefits everyone.

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Ronan Farrow Daily - How American Food Aid Can Hurt Local Farmers (video)

How American food aid can hurt local farmers

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2/19/14

“No force on Earth dares to neglect me.”

That’s what a Yemeni woman told CARE when we asked her about political participation. To join in protests to support her right to have a say in her future, she had to walk through mountains for...

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CARE Supporters Advocate for Food Aid Reform

Check out these great letters to the editor by members of the CARE Action Network.

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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 leadership of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), working with Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), and House colleagues, Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN).

For more than two years, CARE has fought for provisions in the current Farm Bill that include significant, common-sense, lifesaving reforms to the U.S. international food assistance program. CARE thanks Sen. Stabenow for her efforts, working with her colleagues...

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White Paper on Food Aid Policy (2006)

This paper briefly summarizes our analyses, options and directions on food resources and spending on food aid.

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CARE Statement on Release of Farm Bill Conference

CARE applauds the House and Senate Farm Bill conferees, under the leadership of Senate Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member Cochran (R-MS), House Chairman Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-MN)), for including significant, common-sense, lifesaving reforms to the U.S. international food assistance program.

"By allowing greater flexibility for the U.S. to respond to global food emergencies in a smarter, more efficient manner, these provisions will enable us to reach many more hungry people around the world," said Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA...

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CARE USA Supports FY14 Omnibus Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2014) – The FY14 Omnibus Spending Bill (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014), recently signed into law by President Obama is a welcome shift from the continuing resolutions and sequestration in recent years that has cut funding for important foreign investments.

CARE USA, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, applauds Congress for taking the necessary steps to stem the cuts that have been harming the world’s most marginalized people and making new investments in gender-based violence (GBV), food aid reform,...

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12/10/13

Breaking Taboos: Exposing Violence to End Violence in the Arab World

By Sherine Ibrahim

The Middle East has been receiving a bad rap for the treatment of women. Multiple reports, articles and personal testimonials point to an upsurge in violence...

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12/5/13

Why Activism? How “16 Days” Highlights Tools to End Gender-Based Violence

by Milkah Kihunah Milkah Kihunah is a Senior Policy Adviser on Gender and Empowerment with CARE USA. In this role she conducts policy analysis and advocacy on issues of women’s empowerment,...

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