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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.