LONDON—(September 10, 2016)-- As the Syrian refugee crisis worsens, leading aid agency CARE is reporting a substantial rise in female-headed households, as women flee the country and attempt the perilous journey alone or with their children.
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 war in Syria has created the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II. In an interview with CNN, Michelle Nunn, CARE’s president and CEO, says the latest jarring image of an injured Syrian boy, Omran, should move us to action.
Syria Crisis: Nearly 400,000 civilians cut off from aid in Aleppo and Manbij since Syria support group pledged to secure access
AMMAN (July 26,2016) — More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an estimated 60,000 in the Manbij area, Syria, have been cut off from aid in the last three weeks, marking a shameful deterioration since the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) promised to open full access to
Originally published by World Affairs.
AMMAN – (June 10, 2016)-- As World Day Against Child Labor falls on June 12, humanitarian organization CARE warns of the direct impact of the protracted conflict in Syria in its sixth year, particularly on the future of Syrian children, as many of them are forced into child labor
Gunter Nitsch, a former WWII refugee recalls being forced to live in labor camps and illegally crossing in Germany to a refugee camp. But he also remembers the hope he felt when an American family sent him a CARE package.
"Violence across Syria has escalated alarmingly, reportedly claiming a life on average every 25 minutes in the past 48 hours. We cannot stand by in the face of this catastrophe.