Gunter Nitsch's family was among the first ever recipients of the original “care package,” a generic term now but which originated with the humanitarian organization CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), formed in 1945. So now he, and other World War II refugees who received ca
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.
Helga Kissell remembers fondly when she was a refugee from WWII struggling to survive and then received her first CARE package of flour, powdered milk, chocolate, eggs and coffee. Seven decades later, CARE invited Kissell and a handful of other former World War II refugees to write letters of enc
Once a child refugee herself, Helga penned a letter to 16-year-old Sajeda, a Syrian refugee. The NBC story - which ran as part of its “Making a Difference” segment - featured Sajeda's tearful response to the CARE Package. "Helga made me feel like I exist," she said.
In a CCTV broadcast, 87-year-old Helga Kissell discusses her past as a WWII refugee in a heartfelt letter to inspire Sajeda, a Syrian refugee.
Originally published by The Huffington Post.
Though it was nearly 70 years ago, Gunter Nitsch remembers clearly what life as a refugee was like. In 1949, he and his family were living in a refugee camp in Western Germany after World War II.
War forcing Syrian women to take a lead role to survive, despite numerous risks, says new CARE report
AMMAN—(March 15, 2016)-- Five years of war have left Syrian women under immense pressure as they struggle to fill gaps in family income and deteriorating public services, says a new report from CARE.
In a Huffington Post blog, Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, urges people to send Syrian refugees a message of hope, as the war drags into its sixth year.