Syria Crisis

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. 

3/31/16

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: WWII Refugee pays it forward with Care package to Syrian refugee

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.

3/28/16

CCTV America: Hand-written letters let refugees know they're not alone

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.

3/16/16

ABC News.com: WWII Refugees Send Letters of Hope and Compassion to Syrian Refugee Children

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.

3/15/16

Huffington Post: What to do for Refugees? Start With a Message of Hope

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.

3/15/16

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.

3/11/16

The Indy Channel WRTV - Indianapolis WWII refugee sends note to young Syrian boy

In the midst of the Syrian crisis, Indianapolis local and WWII refugee Dr. Joseph Wernicke penned a positive note to a 12-year-old refugee, Shadi. Wernicke was contacted by CARE to write the inspirational letter as a former refugee.

3/10/16

AJC.com: Former WWII refugees send letters of hope to Syrian children

CARE asked a group of former World War II refugees, now living in the U.S. to send letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children living in Jordan.

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