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.
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.
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.
AMMAN—(January 19, 2017)- The overwhelming scale, complexity and duration of the Syrian humanitarian catastrophe must not be allowed to frustrate efforts to reach everyone with the relief they need to survive and live with dignity.
AMMAN, Jordan - CARE cautiously welcomes the resolution approved unanimously by the UN Security Council today and call for its immediate and full implementation.
The dramatic images of Syrians evacuating besieged Aleppo is sparking Atlantans to lend a helping hand to Syrian refugee families in Georgia. And Atlanta-based CARE is working through partners in Aleppo to provide humanitarian aid, Holly Frew, CARE’s emergency communications manager tells CBS46.
CARE welcomes the announcement of a new ceasefire in Aleppo this morning. For the sake of the civilians, we ask the parties to make sure that this ceasefire lasts for much longer than just a few hours. There have been many disappointments over promises made during the past few days and weeks.
CARE welcomes the announcement of cessation of hostilities in Aleppo and the evacuation of civilians. However we are concerned by reports of delays to the evacuation which was scheduled to begin at 3am GMT this morning, and are receiving reports of resumed shelling in the area.