CARE's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility.

We facilitate lasting change by: Strengthening capacity for self-help; Providing economic opportunity; Delivering relief in emergencies; Influencing policy decisions at all levels; Addressing discrimination in all its forms.

Guided by the aspirations of local communities, we pursue our mission with both excellence and compassion because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.

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Two Years After Taliban's Fall, CARE Says Costs of Insecurity Are Rising
12 Nov 03 | On the eve of the second anniversary of the Taliban's fall, the international humanitarian agency CARE says the costs of insecurity for Afghanistan's reconstruction are rising, threatening the country's future as a stable state.

CARE and eight partner organizations launch Better Safer World Campaign
07 Nov 03 | Atlanta-based CARE and eight other leading humanitarian organizations yesterday launched a new campaign to engage Americans on ways to address global poverty and instability, called The Better Safer World campaign.

CARE says Security Force Expansion Must Meet Challenges in Afghanistan
31 Oct 03 | CARE, the International Crisis Group and the International Rescue Committee have urged NATO to go beyond deploying a handful of additional PRTs (Provincial Reconstruction Teams) to ensure that security in Afghanistan is effectively addressed.

CARE Says Priorities are Restoring Security and Sovereignty In Iraq
22 Oct 03 | The international humanitarian organization has been continuously operating in the center and south of the country since the beginning of the humanitarian crisis following the 1991 Gulf War and throughout the recent conflict.

CARE Urges International Community to make Safety and Security Top Priority in Iraq
17 Oct 03 | As the UN Security Council adopted a long-disputed resolution giving a green light to reconstruction efforts in Iraq, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations stressed that security is the No. 1 precondition to rebuilding Iraq.

Five years after Hurricane Mitch: Is life better or worse?
17 Oct 03 | This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been brutal with Hurricane Isabel killing dozens of people and knocking out power for more than 100,000. But the damage can't compare to one of the worst storms in history, five years ago.

CARE issues 10 ideas to rid the world of poverty, 10 ways individuals can help
16 Oct 03 | Calendars increasingly note that October 17th is International Poverty Eradication Day. But most of us are unaware of or uninformed about why this day should be important. Even if we do know and are inclined to act on it, we're not sure what to do.

CARE Calls for Critical Steps in ISAF Expansion in Afghanistan
15 Oct 03 | CARE today released a statement welcoming the United Nations Security Council's decision to expand the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. CARE urged NATO to act immediately and to ensure that sufficient troops are deployed.

Aid Workers Under Attack in Afghanistan
07 Oct 03 | Attacks against aid workers in Afghanistan have increased dramatically over recent months, as the adjacent CARE chart shows. Last month, six people working for international aid agencies were executed in deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers.

CARE celebrates 10 years in Atlanta
28 Sep 03 | Ten years ago today, CARE opened its doors in Atlanta after relocating from New York City where it was founded in 1945. To commemorate the 10th anniversary, Mayor Shirley Franklin presented CARE's Peter Bell with the Atlanta's Phoenix Award.

CARE Says Paving the Road to Peace in Afghanistan Requires More than Good Intentions
16 Sep 03 | "Putting Afghanistan on the road to peace needs more than good intentions, it needs urgent action," the humanitarian organization CARE and the Center on International Cooperation said in a policy brief issued today.

Two years after 9/11, CARE Says Afghanistan Is Getting Short-Changed
10 Sep 03 | Two years after 9/11, Afghanistan is being short-changed by insufficient funds, the humanitarian organization CARE said, after reviewing the breakdown on U.S. funding for reconstruction.

CARE and Weyerhaeuser Partner on New Initiative for Nepal
05 Sep 03 | CARE and the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation are building on their successful partnership, delivering fiscal resources and technical know-how to help people in Nepal's forested areas improve their ability to earn a living and better their lives.

Aid Agencies Call For Full Global HIV/AIDS Funding In 2004
02 Sep 03 | As President Bush and lawmakers return to Washington, many of the nation's leading humanitarian and faith-based organizations are stepping up their efforts to win Congressional approval of $3 billion for global HIV/AIDS funding in 2004.

CARE Urges UN Security Council to Vote Yes For Protection of Humanitarian Workers
26 Aug 03 | CARE, the international humanitarian organization, urges members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to vote in favor of the resolution before them today on the Protection of Humanitarian Workers.

CARE Says Ideal Time to Expand ISAF Mandate in Afghanistan
11 Aug 03 | Now that NATO has taken command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, its priority should be to expand ISAF's mandate. CARE and the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) called for this expansion today.

CARE Says Insecurity in Afghanistan Must be Addressed Now
24 Jul 03 | CARE, as a member of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR), calls on the international community to assume its responsibilities and address the security situation in Afghanistan now.

CARE Says Coalition Authority Must Move Faster in Iraq
18 Jul 03 | CARE says the Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority must do more to provide security, services and salaries in Iraq. The humanitarian organization recommends key steps to restore the country to normalcy.

Amid Chaos in Burundi, CARE Meets Humanitarian Needs
16 Jul 03 | When the bombing started in this lakeside capital early Monday, Joseph Nindorera's neighborhood in the south of the city was the first to be hit. For three days his family was trapped at home, surrounded by gunfire, mortar fire, and shelling...

Three Months After Fall, Baghdad Still Suffers
08 Jul 03 | July 9 marks the three-month anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, but security and essential services, such as electricity and water, still have not been restored to pre-war levels.

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