In April 2011, approximately one month after the beginning of the conflict in Syria, Fayez, his wife, and their six children had to flee their village in Homs. They remained displaced, moving from place to place across the country, for more than three years. Then, on the third of May 2014, the family crossed into Jordan where they were taken immediately to Azraq refugee camp, which had opened a few days earlier.
SYRIA: Images From Inside
An illustration of the life Syrian refugees left behind, images shared with CARE Syrian refugee volunteers, as captured by their family who have remained behind.
More than 2.8 million people have fled the country
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CARE began operating in Syria in 2013 by providing lifesaving emergency assistance to people affected by the conflict in Syria. We are providing food and emergency supplies to families, psychosocial support to children and emergency medical equipment and support for women.
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The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has affected more than 9.3 million people, including 4 million children. We’re working to help the more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees struggling to survive.
Syria Crisis: April 2015
GENEVA-(April 21, 2015)—Humanitarian organization CARE is shocked by the recent tragedy in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of people have died trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. CARE warns that this is a horrific wake-up call that the world response to the multiple humanitarian crises and abject poverty in the Middle East and Northern Africa is scandalously insufficient.
It never occurred to 8-year-old Ibrahim that his capacity to speak could so easily disappear. But after heavy bombing of his neighborhood, he inexplicably lost the ability to form words. The extreme fear he experienced during the bombing stole his voice, his mother says. Ibrahim left school after the incident and lost touch with his friends who had difficulty communicating with their friend.
Healing the scars: CARE's work with Syrian refugees in Egypt
"I wake up crying every morning and there is not a single night I don't have nightmares," says an elderly woman.
"My husband is detained in Syria and I have not heard from him in two months," cries a young mother with two small children on her lap.
"I think about suicide every single second and minute," says an elderly man.
“Is there an elevator ?” I’m pretty sure I know the answer to this question before I ask Hanadi, a wheelchair-bound Syrian refugee in her late twenties. She lives with relatives in a multistory apartment building in a poor area of northern Jordan—specifically, on the fourth floor. Unlike thousands of Syrians who have been wounded and permanently disabled during the country’s civil war, Hanadi’s leg problems have been with her since childhood. But the challenges are the same. Right now they take the shape of 60-odd steps between her and the rest of the world.
A Visual Display of the Toll of Syrian Conflict on Refugee Women & Girls in the Heart of Washington DC
Seven months ago 8-year-old Aamina had to flee from her home in Aleppo to Lebanon. “We were the last ones to leave our neighbourhood. All the houses were bombed. The streets were full of rubble and dirt. It looked like a ghost town.” Aamina’s new home is in Sabra, one of the most impoverished and highly populated parts of Beirut. Sabra was set up more than 60 years ago as a camp for Palestinian refugees. In the past months and years, more and more Syrian refugees like Aamina and her family have arrived here. They cannot afford to live anywhere else.