CARE For Refugees

If You Had to Flee, What Would You Take?

Take the #WhatWouldYouTake challenge today.

Forced To Flee

The humanitarian plight of more than 7 million people displaced inside Syria and the 4 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day. 

A Gift Not Forgotten

70 years ago when Ingrid Hurtubise was a German refugee after World War II, her family received CARE packages. She talks about what that gift meant to them and the importance of helping refugees today.

There are almost 60 million refugees in the world today.

Displacement from wars, conflict and persecution are at the highest levels ever recorded. Entire populations are living in fear and running for their lives, often to other countries that are lacking in infrastructure and resources themselves. The conflict in Syria is the single largest driver of displacement. Even more alarming is the fact that half of these refugees are children.

In Syria, there are an estimated 12 million people without basic shelter, water, or sanitation (Tweet This). Four million refugees have poured into Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. Yet these countries, which have absorbed 97 percent of Syrian refugees, are getting little support.

CARE has been in the region since the outbreak of the conflict, reaching more than 1 million people with desperately needed aid. Learn about our response here.

WWII to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: You Can Help

Heinke Clark recounts her memories of being a German refugee as a child and receiving a CARE package after WWII, and highlights the importance of helping Syrian refugees today.

Ask The Expert: Michelle Nunn

CARE's President, Michelle Nunn, answers your questions on the Syria Refugee Crisis.

“I want the life I had back”

In 2013, photographer Robert Fogarty traveled to Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp with felt-tip markers and a camera. Fogarty asked people there to write a message on their arms: something they wanted the world to know about their situation. 

Desperation & Chaos

Laura Gilmour, CARE International UK press officer, reports from the Serbian/Hungarian border where CARE is distributing food, water and other supplies to Syrian refugees

Amar is a Stateless Child

I recently met a young child I’ll never forget. Her name is Amar. To me she represents both the tragedy and the hope of Syrian refugees who have fled their homes in search of a better life.


AMMAN (October 10, 2019) - Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area,...

Syrian Refugees Desperately Hope to Return Home

Stories of Syrian refugees living in urban settlements in Jordan.