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12/20/13

The Wish List

by Johanna Mitscherlich


When I was a child I used to write a wish list before Christmas. A few days before Christmas Eve I put it on the table of our terrace and shouted “Santa Read More

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12/19/13

I Am Syria

by Johanna Mitscherlich of CARE Germany, serving in Jordan


Ali stands in front of over 40 Syrian refugees in an old warehouse in Chouf, in the North of Lebanon. He is wearing Read More

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12/16/13

I Am Afraid My Grandchildren Will Freeze to Death




Basilah is 62 years old. She and her husband used to make their living harvesting fields of wheat in the summer and picking almonds in the winter.

Then, Read More

12/6/13

Syrian Volunteers in Jordan

On International Volunteer Day, Liz McLaughlin, Head of Institutional Fundraising and Partnerships at CARE, discusses how she became involved in humanitarian aid work as a volunteer, and her Read More

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12/5/13

Why Activism? How “16 Days” Highlights Tools to End Gender-Based Violence

by Milkah Kihunah

Milkah Kihunah is a Senior Policy Adviser on Gender and Empowerment with CARE USA. In this role she conducts policy analysis and advocacy on issues of women’s Read More

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12/2/13

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Peacekeepers and first-responders

The United Nations have adopted the International Volunteer Day in 1985. Since then, people around the world recognize the commitment, dedication and impact of individual volunteers and volunteer Read More

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11/27/13

Syrian Refugee Crisis: When life takes a break

By Johanna Mitscherlich

Hadi stands in front of twenty refugees in CARE’s centre in Zarqa, the industrial centre of Jordan, about half an hour drive from the capital Amman. He is Read More

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11/27/13

Syrian Refugee Crisis: A day in the life of a refugee volunteer worker

On International Volunteer’s Day (December 5th), the international aid organization CARE shines a light on the crucial role which Syrian volunteers play in supporting refugees from Syria in Read More

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11/7/13

Ask the Expert!

Send us your questions for Holly Solberg, CARE's Director of Emergencies, and she'll respond in a special video interview later this month! Holly is part of CARE's teams planning our response to Read More

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10/31/13

Progress Positive, but Refugees Can’t Be Forgotten

By Kadry Furany

Despite positive news regarding Syria’s chemical weapons, the refugee situation resulting from this conflict remains a crisis. Kadry Furany, vice president of Read More

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