AMMAN, Jordan (January 24, 2016) — After a historic blizzard left its mark on the East Coast of the U.S., another massive snowstorm is moving into the Middle East impacting millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced Syrians.
CARE is on the ground assisting many of the 2 million refugees who have fled Syria, where armed conflict has affected more than 8.8 million people, half of whom are children. There’s no end to the conflict in sight.
More than 2.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing Syria's civil war, currently live in Turkey.
CARE was mentioned in this Associated Press story about aid reaching Madaya, a besieged community in Syria, as an international aid organization that “welcomed the aid convoy but also
International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have been dying of starvation. Aid is also today being delivered to other besieged areas including Fua’a and Kafraya.
Many refugees have dubbed the journey to Europe as the ‘Death Road’ due to its perilous nature and high mortality rates, especially at sea. Despite this, thousands continue to make the trip with over 3,500 people this year already having lost their lives at sea.
Michelle Nunn, CARE’s President and CEO, was quoted in this recent story from ABC 7, San Francisco’s ABC affiliate, about Syrian refugees and CARE’s original CARE Package. Nunn said, “The CA
The coalition, made up of international NGOs, international political and labor leaders and the global campaigning organisation Avaaz, called on leaders meeting directly across the water from Syria to commit to a plan that provides robust support to Syria’s neighbors who have hosted the vast majo