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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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10/29/13

Plight of Syrian Refugees Deteriorates With Approaching Winter

CARE calls for the immediate support of millions of Syrian refugees so they can protect themselves from the cold weather in the coming months.

10/14/13

Indian Cyclone Response Shows Disaster Prevention Saves Lives

An estimated 1,000 villages, towns and cities in India's Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states have been left without electricity after Cyclone Phailin destroyed nearly seven-and...

10/4/13

CARE President Dr. Helene D. Gayle Sees Faces of Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

Leader of global humanitarian organization visits CARE's work, meets Jordan's Queen Rania and Prime Minister 

9/24/13

Cargill and CARE renew effort to fight hunger, improve incomes among smallholder farmers

New partnership extends multi-year, multi-country program that has helped more than 100,000 people improve their livelihoods

8/30/13

Syria Crisis: CARE Concerned About Potential New Wave of Refugees Fleeing Syria

CARE calls for peaceful political resolution to the conflict

8/6/13

Bill Clinton Visits CARE Microfinance Program in Tanzania

Former President Bill Clinton saw first-hand the impact of savings-led microfinance program Banking on Change, after visiting a community group taking control of its...

7/10/13

CARE Calls Western Retailer Commitments Solid First Steps to Greater Safety in Bangladesh

Poverty-Fighting Organization Underscores Importance of Follow-through by Garment Industry, Others  

7/2/13

CARE Welcomes Michelle Obama, Laura Bush to African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM (July 2, 2013) - The global poverty-fighting organization CARE welcomed first lady Michelle Obama, former first lady Laura Bush and other dignitaries to the...

6/20/13

Number of Syrian Refugees Set to Pass 2 Million Within Weeks, Warn Aid Agencies

Long-term vision and committed funding urgently needed from international community as flow of Syrian refugees continues.   

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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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