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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

Face of Anguish

“I want to tell you the story of how I got here,” the 32 year old woman starts telling me her story with a smile on her face. She likes to call herself Azab, which in Arabic means “anguish.” Read More

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12/3/14

We Cannot Let Syrian Refugees Down

Since September I have spent a significant amount of time in the Middle East to help coordinate CARE’s Syria Response. I have worked in numerous complex emergency situations in different countries 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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11/14/14

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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10/27/14

Half a Year on Azraq Camp

The wind had really picked up and I started to shiver. The desert seemed to be hell-bent on showing its inhospitable face. “Already past 4:30, I don’t get it,” mumbled the old man into his Read More

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10/13/14

World Food Day: Without Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine

The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘family farming’ but there’s not a lot to celebrate in South Sudan where the specter of famine looms large. CARE’s Senior Advisor on Emergency Food and Read More

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9/9/14

Syria Crisis: “We never thought we would leave in such conditions”

Syrian refugees in Tripoli, in the North of Lebanon, live in old, crowded and run-down apartments. CARE supports them with access to clean water and sanitary facilities 

The Read More

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7/23/14

Syria Crisis: Gifts and Wishes

In a few days Muslims around the world will celebrate their most important religious holidays: Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, an entire month of fasting from dawn until sunset. This Read More

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