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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
It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters
At the age of 22, Mariam 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
International Children’s Day: Investing in a refugee child’s future means investing in Syria’s future
Salam Kanaan, Country Director of CARE Jordan, writes about the daily struggle of refugee children in Jordan who have to work to make ends meet.
When we think of Read More
“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
The Families Behind The Frontline
The tension on the streets of the southern Turkish border town of Suruç, is evident by the number of tanks rolling heavily through the town. Just off a central street my colleagues are making the Read More
The Mathematics of Crisis: Adding Up the Facts for Action
In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which Read More
Syria Crisis: From Trauma to Creativity
“I was unable to speak to anyone for four months when we first fled to Jordan, not even my own family,” says Aya, 17-year-old Syrian girl. Aya is one of 22 Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian girls and Read More
Syria Refugee Crisis: Ricardo Garcia and the Flamenco Flow Play for Syrian Refugees in Jordan
“It brings joy to our lives, otherwise we would be very depressed”
On the 21st of May, the Spanish flamenco band Ricardo Garcia and the Flamenco Flow Read More
Syria Refugee Crisis: Building a Society from the Ground
Over the last couple of week I have followed the final preparations for the opening of Azraq refugee camp in Jordan and I was there when the first Syrian refugees arrived on April 27.
Dadaab, Kenya: Disability is not Inability!
Welcome to Dagahaley Refugee Camp in the Kenyan town of Dadaab. We are at Juba Primary School, Special Needs Education unit. In this class, there are eight pupils - 5 girls and 3 boys - all of Read More