Syria Crisis

SYRIA: Images From Inside

An illustration of the life Syrian refugees left behind, images shared with CARE Syrian refugee volunteers, as captured by their family who have remained behind.

2014 Recap: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

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

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

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Syrian refugees share their stories of crisis

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Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

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

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Growing More Dire

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. It is currently considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

Q&A With Sandra Azmy of CARE Egypt

Sandra Azmy, Women’s Rights Program Initiative Manager at CARE Egypt, talks about the situation of Syrian refugees in Egypt, gender-based violence and how psychosocial activities can help start the healing process.

What's Happening 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. Every day, thousands of Syrians seek protection, medical care and other urgently-needed aid, mostly in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq but as far afield as Yemen and Morocco. By the end of 2013, more than half of the population of Syria was in need of humanitarian aid. According the the UNHCR, 40% of Syria's pre-conflict population has been displaced. At least half of displaced people are children. 

While safer, life outside of Syria is difficult as well. Having left most everything behind, including their savings, the majority of the 2.8 million refugees are struggling with rising rental and living costs, and are often forced to seek refuge in vacant buildings and makeshift shelters. Housing, schools, health clinics and local economies of the host countries are overwhelmed and the needs of both refugees and the communities hosting them are growing by the day.

So is CARE's emergency response. Today, we are in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen and Syria providing assistance to people affected by the conflict.


How CARE works in emergencies


CARE helps communities plan for emergencies; provides lifesaving assistance when disaster strikes; and remains on the ground to support families and communities during the long road to recovery.


In emergencies, CARE is among the first to arrive and the last to leave, helping people survive and rebuild their lives and communities in the aftermath of disaster, conflict and crisis.