WASHINGTON (July 10, 2017) – A delegation of policymakers and leaders from the public and private sectors traveled to Jordan with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to see the positive reach and scope of U.S.
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.
A recent chemical attack in Syria was one of just "thousands of attacks on civilians," explains Holly Frew, CARE's emergency communications manager to 11 Alive, a local Atlanta news station. CARE is calling for an 'immediate stop" to attacks on civilians, she explained.
After a chemical attack in Syria, aid organizations outlined steps the Trump Administration could take to help alleviate humanitarian suffering in the war-torn country.
The international community met in Brussels on April 4-5 to discuss the Syria crisis. At the conference, ministers, international organizations, and humanitarian workers discussed supporting Syrians inside the country and those who have crossed the border to become refugees.
“Immediately before we fled Syria, the cost of living increased gravely. But that was not even the main reason we left. I feared for my daughters. Syria was no longer safe. There were many kidnappings and home invasions nearby. Anyone could kidnap, rape, or harm any woman.
Christiane Amanpour and her son Darius recently visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan where CARE operates a community center and provides other services. They speak to a family about their previous life in Syria and the challenges of life as refugees.
Laila Soudi, a mental health researcher at the Stanford School of Medicine, has initiated a letter-writing campaign for Syrian refugees and will partner with CARE to distribute the letters to Syrian refugees in Jordan.
CARE CEO Michelle Nunn recently told Atlanta’s NPR station the President Trump’s executive order on travel and immigration would jeopardize the international relief organization’s efforts to save and protect refugees from nations like Syria.