One family’s winding journey in search of safety from the conflict in Syria
CARE is on the ground assisting many of the 2 million refugees who have fled Syria, where armed conflict has affected more than 8.8 million people, half of whom are children. There’s no end to the conflict in sight.
Azraq camp for Syrian refugees was set up four years ago in Jordan. CARE runs four community centers there that serve as a place for refugees to gather and receive information on camp services. It is a one-stop-shop for refugees where case management and referral services are also provided.
In Eastern Ghouta, I came across a structure with smoke rising from it. Inside, a 45-year-old woman sat with her three children and elderly husband, who was unable to move, looking out through the opening where the door should have been. Outside, a young man with a cart hurried in our direction.
‘When we first came here, I used to put my son behind on my motorbike and drive daily to the border, which is very close, to show him the Syrian flag on the other side,’ says Abu Ahmad, sitting in the small courtyard that separates his two-room home from the kitchen and bathroom cor
BEIRUT, Lebanon (March 12, 2018) — “The last seven years feel like 20,” says Fatmeh, a 23 year-old Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, referring to the war in her home country that is dragging into its eighth year.
SANA’A, Yemen (March 9, 2018) — More than 3.25 million women of reproductive age in Yemen face increased health and protection risks, warns international humanitarian organization CARE.