Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Today's CARE Package

CARE Packages containing food and supplies helped European refugees survive after World War II. Today’s CARE Package provides debit cards that Syrian refugees use to buy blankets, food and other essentials.

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Once child refugees themselves, recipients of the world’s first CARE Packages pay it forward 70 years later, sending compassion — and so much more — to Syrian refugee children.

The Crisis in Syria, Eight Years On

About the crisis in Syria

Over the last eight years, intense fighting in Syria has forcibly displaced more people than any other country. At least 13 million, more than half the country’s population, remain displaced, in our outside Syria, missing, or in need for assistance, over half of whom are children. More than 5.6 million Syrians remain registered refugees in neighboring, developing countries. The vast majority of Syrian refugees in the region (more than 80 percent) live outside designated refugee camps, in urban areas among locals, usually in poor neighborhoods where they can afford the rent, adding up to the already stretched, vulnerable infrastructures, and putting more pressure on basic resources such as health and education. Syrian refugees are struggling to meet the most basic needs, having left everything behind. Additionally, the executive order banning Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. puts the lives of those fleeing conflict and persecution at immediate risk. 

 

What CARE is doing

CARE is reaching people impacted by the conflict with humanitarian assistance in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, and inside Syria, providing life-saving emergency assistance as well as solutions to help people cope with the longer term crisis.

Inside Syria CARE’s work is focused on food security, livelihoods, shelter, water and sanitation, and psychosocial support for people in crisis. We also work with people to restore livelihoods, particularly agriculturally based ones, protect maternal health, and repair small infrastructure. In 2018, CARE and its partners have reached more than 300,000 people in Idlib, and some 50,000 vulnerable people in southern Syria. In total, CARE has reached more than 3 million people inside Syria.

In Jordan, CARE provides case management through community centers in five urban areas and manages the community center in Azraq camp for Syrian refugees. CARE provides emergency cash support, items to help during the winter (blankets, fuel, cash vouchers, and more), educational and vocational training, access to information, cash for education, and psychosocial and recreational support.

In Turkey, CARE provides, food, water and hygiene items, vocational and language training, cash-based assistance, psychosocial support, trains community volunteers, and referrals through community centers.

In Lebanon, CARE provides support to refugees and vulnerable host communities, including water, sanitation and hygiene, cash assistance, shelter support, and livelihoods assistance (vocational training and employment placement).

Today’s CARE Package

CARE Packages containing food and supplies helped European refugees survive after World War II. Today’s CARE Package provides debit cards that Syrian refugees use to buy blankets, food and other essentials.

Letters of Hope

Once child refugees themselves, recipients of the world’s first CARE Packages pay it forward 70 years later, sending compassion — and so much more — to Syrian refugee children.

CARE Statement on Executive Order on Refugees

Resettle the most vulnerable based solely on need; not race, religion, or nationality

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No Time for Humanitarian Paralysis

The overwhelming scale, complexity and duration of the Syrian humanitarian catastrophe must not be allowed to frustrate efforts to reach everyone with the relief they need.

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Dadaab Refugee Camp

Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp.

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Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp.

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Myanmar

906,000 people and counting have fled violence in Myanmar.

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400,000 people and counting have fled violence in Myanmar.

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South Sudan

Civil war has displaced more than two million people.

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