CARE

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

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Friday, March 11, 2011
CARE Offices in Asia on High Alert as Tsunami Developments Unfold
A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan this morning unleashing a major tsunami, which has caused major damage in the country. CARE staff in the Tokyo office felt a tremor, but no injuries have been reported. As a major industrial economy, Japan has earthquake response measures in place. However, new information is coming in by the hour, so CARE offices in Asia are on high alert and have ensured that staff are informed of the tsunami warnings and other related developments.
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
CARE Brings Back an American Icon in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day
CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, is re-introducing the iconic CARE Package ® in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.
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Friday, November 12, 2010
CARE Steps Up Haiti Response as Cholera Cases Surge
Haiti's government reports a sharp increase in the number of Haitians killed and hospitalized by an outbreak of cholera. According to Haiti's Ministry of Health, 11,125 people have been hospitalized with cholera as of November 9 and 724 people are reported dead. Three days earlier, Haitian officials reported 8,138 hospitalized and 544 dead. Cholera is now confirmed present in at least six of Haiti's 10 provinces, as well as in its capital and largest city, Port-au-Prince. The number of victims is expected to continue rising in days and weeks ahead.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
No Peace Without Women: CARE Report
Ten years after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) formally recognized that women must be involved in peacebuilding efforts, women are still largely absent from peace negotiations, CARE says in a new report on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of UNSC Resolution 1325.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
CARE Braces for Potential Spread of Cholera in Haiti
CARE is mobilizing staff and stockpiling supplies in response to a deadly cholera outbreak that health officials fear could spread beyond the Artibonite region of Haiti. More than 138 people have already died, and 1,526 cases have been confirmed. "Cholera hasn't reached Port-au-Prince, but it would be devastating if it hit the camps in and around the capital," said Virginia Ubik, CARE Haiti's country director.
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Pakistan Floods: Two Million Children Will Miss Out on School
"On World Literacy Day, the international community should look at the catastrophic school situation after the floods in Pakistan," says Heribert Scharrenbroich, chair of CARE Germany-Luxembourg on World Literacy Day, Wednesday, September 8.
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Friday, July 09, 2010
Aid Agencies Call for a 'Surge' in Aid Effort to Help 10 Million Facing Hunger in West Africa
Ten leading aid agencies today called for a 'surge' in the humanitarian effort to help 10 million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa. The centre of the crisis is Niger, where seven million people, almost half the population, have not enough food. A further two million people in Chad, and hundreds of thousands more in Mali, Mauritania, parts of Burkina Faso and the extreme north of Nigeria are also suffering as a result of the crisis.
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
CARE Calls for an End to the Embargo on Gaza
The three-year blockade against Gaza has systematically dismantled the economy and left civilian infrastructure in a state of collapse. The blockade has reduced the population to near-complete dependence on international food assistance. Nearly 40 percent of the Palestinian population is food-insecure and unemployment levels in the West Bank and Gaza Strip remain high. Before the blockade, commercial goods flowed in and out of Gaza; Gazans had access to nearly the same selection of food and goods as the Israelis or people in the West Bank.
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Friday, March 19, 2010
CARE: Afghan War Crime Amnesty is Unacceptable
Afghanistan's new law giving amnesty to people accused of serious war crimes, including violence against women and children, is a long step away from securing basic rights for the Afghan people, warns CARE.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
CARE Deploys Additional Emergency Team Members to Haiti
CARE is deploying additional emergency team members to the devastated city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where the worst earthquake in 200 years destroyed houses and left thousands homeless. While the exact death toll from the 7.0-magnitude quake is not yet known, it is expected to be catastrophic.
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