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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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10/9/14

Lack of women’s participation an obstacle to recovery and peace in Gaza, says CARE

JERUSALEM—(October 9, 2014)-- Increased participation by Palestinian women is crucial to creating a process towards peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and...

10/6/14

CARE Joins Aid Agencies Warning of Famine in South Sudan as Upsurge in Fighting Imminent

Agencies fear that efforts to prevent the crisis from deteriorating will falter as rival sides regroup to resume violence once the rainy season ends this month

10/6/14

CARE’s Peter Lochery Receives 2015 University of Oklahoma Water Prize

ATLANTA—(October 6, 2014)—CARE Director of Water Peter Lochery received the prestigious 2015 International Water Prize from the WaTER Center at the University of Oklahoma.

10/6/14

CARE: Shifting Social Norms to Achieve Gender Equality

CARE International is taking part in the European Week of Action for Girls to advocate for gender equality.

9/30/14

‘World cannot look away from suffering of refugees fleeing fighting in Syria’, says aid agency CARE

‘Terrified, exhausted and often with no idea where to go next’, more than 140,000 Syrian people who have fled the violence in Kobane for Turkey are in desperate need of...

9/25/14

CARE Village Savings and Loan Associations Surpass 4 Million Members

Microfinance groups first developed by CARE in 1991 featured in new book by Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

9/24/14

Aid to South Sudan is saving lives, yet millions remain in desperate need

With harvesting season approaching, CARE has called for urgent action to reduce needless deaths from hunger and malnutrition.

9/22/14

More than 60,000 newly arrived Syrian refugees in Turkey in urgent need of humanitarian assistance

CARE assessment team on the ground TURKEY—(September 22, 2014)--CARE is deeply concerned about the influx of around 66,000 refugees who have crossed the border to Turkey in...

9/15/14

CARE Chefs to Host Advocacy Dinner in Houston

HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2014) — Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and Atlanta chef Asha Gomez will host a CARE advocacy dinner in Houston this week to raise awareness about global...

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Latest News from United States

CARE Names Michelle Nunn New President and CEO

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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