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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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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.

7/22/14

Venus Williams Teams with CARE; Invites Fans to Help Empower Young Women in Africa

Tennis star launches a campaign with Join My Village to provide expanded education opportunities for young women in Africa; challenges her fans around the world to help 

7/22/14

At Summit to End Child Marriage, CARE Urges Fast Action against Root Causes

As Girl Summit commences in London, CARE details plan to turn tide against child marriage in parts of Nepal and Bangladesh, help communities reach a “Tipping Point” of...

7/18/14

CARE Mobile Health Teams to Provide Care for Pregnant Women and Vulnerable Families in Gaza

Jerusalem — CARE and its partners are preparing to provide emergency mobile health teams to serve people affected by the violence in Gaza. Needs are particularly high for...

7/14/14

34 Organizations Call for a Ceasefire and Sustained Solution Towards Peace

Military actions by all parties must stop. Since 2009, history has shown that military operations have failed to bring peace and security for people in Gaza and in Israel....

7/9/14

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

Aid agencies face closure of projects as money fails to arrive

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Latest News from United States

CARE Testifies on Capitol Hill about the Urgent Need for U.S. Food Aid Reform

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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