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12/15/14

2014: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE aid worker Johanna Mitscherlich looks back on 12 months of working with Syrian refugees – and pays tribute to their resilience and the small acts of humanity that can make a big Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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11/14/14

Personal Account from Syria's Refugees: Remembering What Compassion and Warmth Feel Like

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 Read More

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10/7/14

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

When Muzoon,16, reached Zaatari refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: Advocating for education and against early Read More

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9/26/14

A Safe Space for Syrian Refugees

Since the beginning of the Syria Crisis three and a half years ago, at least 191,000 people have been killed – around 8,800 of them were children. 

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7/11/14

I Could Tell My Story

When Aaliyah first got married, she got in trouble because her new family had to buy her a stepstool.  Without it, she was too short to reach the stove or sink to take care of her duties in the Read More

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2/26/14

Dead to Red Race: I Choose to Run for the Refugee

"We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile"

– Ariel Dorfman

 

When I was in university, I learnt about the refugee Read More

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2/26/14

Dead to Red Race: From Dadaab to Syria, With Love

It has been four months now since Johanna has left our office in Bonn, Germany, to move to Jordan and support CARE’s communications of the emergency response for Syrian refugees.

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2/21/14

Humanity Is the Best Medicine

The harsh winter makes life for Syrian refugees in Lebanon even harder. CARE Lebanon distributes blankets and floormats to more than 16,000 refugees and provides them with cash so they can buy Read More

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10/29/13

Crisis in Syria: “I want to invent a medicine that helps against sadness.”

By Johanna Mitscherlich

Do we risk it or not? Is the coast clear?  Are they still shooting? Have the tanks finally rolled away? Are we out of reach of their airplanes and their Read More

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