Syria Crisis

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. 

7/5/18

Southern Syria: Humanitarian Situation Dire as 100,000s Leave their Homes

AMMAN, July 5, 2018 – Intense fighting in southern Syria has displaced some 330,000 people and has led to dozens of deaths, including among women and children, since 17 June. This is the largest displacement in the south since the conflict began more than seven years ago.

6/27/18

CARE Warns Against Another Humanitarian Catastrophe in Southern Syria as Fighting Intensifies

AMMAN (June 27, 2018) — The recent military offensive in Southern Syria has pushed tens of thousands of civilians from Eastern Daraa to areas near the closed

6/20/18

PBS Newshour: ‘It’s been such a long time since I’ve ever seen a flower’: Life in a Syrian refugee camp

PBS Newshour featured CARE’s work at Azraq camp in Jordan, which accommodates over 50,000 Syrian refugees that seek asylum and employment.

6/11/18

The Associated Press: UN: Worst of crisis may still come in Syria

The Associated Press quoted Wouter Schaap, CARE’s country director in Syria, in a story about the challenges of displacement amid recent airstrikes in the rebel-held Idlib province.

5/17/18

Always on the move

One family’s winding journey in search of safety from the conflict in Syria

4/30/18

Azraq camp turns four

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.

4/5/18

The bread maker of Eastern Ghouta

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. 

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