AMMAN (June 27, 2018) — The recent military offensive in Southern Syria has pushed tens of thousands of civilians from Eastern Daraa to areas near the closed
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.
The Hill quoted Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, in a story about the Trump Administration’s travel ban and its impact on Syrian refugees in Jordan. Due to the ban, the U.S. has admitted only 13 refugees from Syria so far in 2018, according to the State Department.
PBS Newshour: ‘It’s been such a long time since I’ve ever seen a flower’: Life in a Syrian refugee camp
PBS Newshour featured CARE’s work at Azraq camp in Jordan, which accommodates over 50,000 Syrian refugees that seek asylum and employment.
The Associated Press quoted Wouter Schaap, CARE’s country director in Syria, in a story about the challenges of displacement amid recent airstrikes in the rebel-held Idlib province.
One family’s winding journey in search of safety from the conflict in Syria
Azraq camp for Syrian refugees was set up four years ago in Jordan. CARE runs four community centers there that serve as a place for refugees to gather and receive information on camp services. It is a one-stop-shop for refugees where case management and referral services are also provided.
In Eastern Ghouta, I came across a structure with smoke rising from it. Inside, a 45-year-old woman sat with her three children and elderly husband, who was unable to move, looking out through the opening where the door should have been. Outside, a young man with a cart hurried in our direction.