AJC.com: Former WWII refugees send letters of hope to Syrian children

AJC.com: Former WWII refugees send letters of hope to Syrian children

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3/10/16

CARE asked a group of former World War II refugees, now living in the U.S. to send letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children living in Jordan. The letter-writing initiative aims to create a connection between the children of the Syrian crisis and those who were children during the crisis so many years ago.

Michelle Nunn, CEO and president of CARE, told AJC.com that she was in Jordan last fall, and the families there told her that, as their plight drags into its fifth year, they worry about being forgotten. “The signal that we do care is important,” she said. “We want to inspire people to think about their own capacity for action.” 

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Zaher, a Syrian refugee, and his family open a package from former refugee Gunter Nitsch. 

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