Syria

2014 Recap: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE looks back on the last 12 months working with Syrian refugees. 

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.

Young Voices From Syria

We asked five young Syrian refugees to share their dreams and a message to the world. What they had to say was both heartbreaking and inspiring.

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.

Our Work in Syria

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

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Four million children are devastated and an entire generation is at risk.

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Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

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Almost half of the population of Syria is displaced or in need of assistance.

Latest News from Syria

Mediterranean migrant boat tragedies show Syria crisis response insufficient

Syrian Refugees: Warm Hearts in the Cold Winter

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In the northern Jordanian city Irbid, lives Leila, a 60 year-old woman who fled Daraa, Syria more than two years ago when the heavy bombing of her neighborhood was too much to bear. “We survived death,” says Leila. “Everyone who made it was meant to live longer.” Leila’s son was shot dead outside their house in Daraa. A few months later during Ramadan, his wife was shot inside the house while the family was breaking their fast. She died immediately leaving Leila with six orphan children to take care of.

Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% refugees from Syria by end 2015

(December 8, 2014)  Over 30 international organizations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 percent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighboring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015.

Herald-Tribune: Refugees Flock to Safety in Jordan

Reporter Jessie Van Berkel of the Herald-Tribune traveled to Jordan for two weeks in August as part of a fellowship with the International Center for Journalists funded by the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program.

While visiting, she spent a day in Azraq Refugee Camp examining the conditions for Syrian refugees. More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day.

In Syria and Neighboring Countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”

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AMMAN - As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries.

In the Middle of Nowhere

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Many Syrian refugees who were displaced to Lebanon fear the approaching winter, as they are living in unfinished buildings or awfully inadequate housing. Nadia is a Syrian mother of eight who fled Aleppo one year ago to Sibline in Mount Lebanon, where temperature in winter drops below zero degrees Celsius and snow storms are common. Nadia’s husband used to be a teacher. Now he struggles to get work for one day on a construction site, another day as a gardener, a third as mechanic, and most of the time he cannot find any work at all. “I am happy whenever my husband is working,” says Nadia.

International Day of the Girl: Wedding Dresses Instead of School Uniforms

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, CARE International warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment.  

Estranged from Family and Homeland

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In the village of Mughayrieh in Mount Lebanon lives Muna, a mother of four boys who fled Syria seven months ago. “I have not heard from my husband in more than three years since we fled Syria,” says Muna. “He suddenly disappeared amidst the heavy bombings. It was very difficult for me to notice anything around me or to realize what happened to my house. I could only think about saving my children. We did not take anything with us. I always hear contradictory stories about my husband. Ten days ago I heard that he is dead, but two days ago someone told me that he is still alive.

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