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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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12/5/14

Syrian refugees in Egypt:

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence CARE’s Johanna Mitscherlich reflects on meeting Marwa, a young Syrian woman whose family was forced to flee from Syria to Egypt almost Read More

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12/3/14

A Syrian Refugee Story: When Life Takes a Turn

"Life does not always turn out the way we have planned it. A few years back I could have never imagined that my 14 year old son would be working to 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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11/24/14

“We need more than just words”

Storm Micha is threatening overhead with dark clouds and the beginnings of high winds and precipitation as I visit CARE Lebanon’s work with a municipality on the outskirts of Tripoli. I stand in Read More

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11/21/14

Rapid Funds Leads to Rapid Response: CARE in Turkey

On the morning of November 5, I joined the CARE Turkey field team responding to the needs of recently-arrived refugees from Kobane, Syria. CARE was one of the first agencies on the ground, with Read More

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11/21/14

Kobane Crisis: No Child Should Grow Up With Such a Name

How does one react when being told that the name of a new born child of refugee parents means “one who has lost everything and whose people are eternally persecuted”? What do you say when you meet Read More

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11/18/14

Better Hygiene means a Better Life

Many Syrian refugees in the region struggle with harsh water and sanitation conditions, especially with the weather becoming colder. CARE helps by installing water Read More

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11/14/14

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

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11/14/14

Red Jasmine Flowers: Fear and Loss in Syria

Intense fighting in Syria has forcibly displaced more people today than any other country – and there is no end to the conflict in sight. 17-year-old Dia'a recounts his story of loss and fear in Read More

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