Syria

2014 Recap: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE looks back on the last 12 months working with Syrian refugees. 

Millions Are Going Hungry

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Young Voices From Syria

We asked five young Syrian refugees to share their dreams and a message to the world. What they had to say was both heartbreaking and inspiring.

More than 2.8 million people have fled the country

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Country Info

CARE began operating in Syria in 2013 by providing lifesaving emergency assistance to people affected by the conflict in Syria. We are providing food and emergency supplies to families, psychosocial support to children and emergency medical equipment and support for women.

Our Work in Syria

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

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Get The Facts

Four million children are devastated and an entire generation is at risk.

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Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

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Get The Facts

Almost half of the population of Syria is displaced or in need of assistance.

US News & World Report: The Challenge of the Syria Response

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As the conflict in Syria rages on, people continue to flee the violence often with just the clothes on their backs. There are now 7.6 million people displaced inside Syria and more than 3 million refugees in neighboring countries throughout the Middle East region.

This is the worse humanitarian crisis that’s happened in three decades, and aid agencies are operating with minimal resources to respond to the escalating humanitarian needs. Urgent funding is needed to meet even the most basic needs like food and hygiene.

Syrian Refugees: A Mother's Struggle to Provide for her Children

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The Syrian conflict has affected the lives of millions of people, many of who are women and children. Five months ago, Rahma’s life was disrupted, as she had to flee to Lebanon with her family to escape the war. Rahma lives in the village of Ch’him in Mount Lebanon in a small basement apartment below a four-story building, which looks like it might collapse at any moment. Walking down the tilted stairs to her apartment you can see cracks in the ground. The unbearable smell of garbage wafts through the window, as the site had previously been used as dumping ground.

As Temperatures Plummet the Crisis in Syria Becomes Dire

Winter weather has come early to Lebanon this year. Heading into December, several weeks of intermittent heavy rain have replenished many of the subterranean aquifers, also bringing snowfall to the ridges of Mount Lebanon and the Beka’a area.

For many, the seasonal look of the peaks and higher valleys will recall the familiar images of Christmas found on greetings cards and elsewhere. But for the thousands of homeless refugees in Lebanon, this winter is far from cozy as temperatures plummet, even in the coastal areas.

Syrian Refugees: Warm Hearts in the Cold Winter

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In the northern Jordanian city Irbid, lives Leila, a 60 year-old woman who fled Daraa, Syria more than two years ago when the heavy bombing of her neighborhood was too much to bear. “We survived death,” says Leila. “Everyone who made it was meant to live longer.” Leila’s son was shot dead outside their house in Daraa. A few months later during Ramadan, his wife was shot inside the house while the family was breaking their fast. She died immediately leaving Leila with six orphan children to take care of.

Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% refugees from Syria by end 2015

(December 8, 2014)  Over 30 international organizations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 percent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighboring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015.

Herald-Tribune: Refugees Flock to Safety in Jordan

Reporter Jessie Van Berkel of the Herald-Tribune traveled to Jordan for two weeks in August as part of a fellowship with the International Center for Journalists funded by the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program.

While visiting, she spent a day in Azraq Refugee Camp examining the conditions for Syrian refugees. 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 growing more dismal by the day.

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