by Holly Frew, CARE USA
Life as a refugee is a life in waiting. They are safe from violence but their lives are on hold. They...
Small talk can be difficult with someone who lives in Yemen.
Questions about family often turn to dead relatives.
Talk about a bad...
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Kobane Crisis: No Child Should Grow Up With Such a Name
How does one react when being told that the name of a new born child of refugee parents means “one who has lost everything and whose people are eternally persecuted”? What do you say when you meet Read More
Better Hygiene means a Better Life
Many Syrian refugees in the region struggle with harsh water and sanitation conditions, especially with the weather becoming colder. CARE helps by installing water Read More
International Children’s Day: Investing in a refugee child’s future means investing in Syria’s future
Salam Kanaan, Country Director of CARE Jordan, writes about the daily struggle of refugee children in Jordan who have to work to make ends meet.
When we think of Read More
Red Jasmine Flowers: Fear and Loss in Syria
Intense fighting in Syria has forcibly displaced more people today than any other country – and there is no end to the conflict in sight. 17-year-old Dia'a recounts his story of loss and fear in Read More
Personal Account from Syria's Refugees: Remembering What Compassion and Warmth Feel Like
More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is Read More
Social Change and Coffee Spoons
J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons. T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as Read More
“Just to Keep My Heart Safe”
On the morning of November 5, I visited the CARE team responding to the needs of recently-arrived refugees from Kobane, Syria.
I visited a CARE distribution of blankets and Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: Returning to Normalcy After a Harsh Year
It’s been almost one year since I was last in Tacloban on the Philippines island of Leyte. A few days after typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – made landfall, I arrived in Read More
No Way Out: Child Marriage in Tanzania
This week, I learned that schools in Tanzania have the right to force girls to have pregnancy tests, and to expel them if they are pregnant.
This appalling fact is one of the reasons that Read More
International Day of the Girl: Supporting students to achieve their goals by staying in school
Each year on 11 October the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl, which this year recognized the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence. In the remote Read More