The crisis in Syria grows more dismal by the day.
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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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Four million children are devastated and an entire generation is at risk.
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Almost half of the population of Syria is displaced or in need of assistance.
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Syria Refugee Crisis
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.
As the conflict in Syria rages on, people continue to flee the violence often with just the clothes on their backs. There are now 7.6 million people displaced inside Syria and more than 3 million refugees in neighboring countries throughout the Middle East region.
This is the worse humanitarian crisis that’s happened in three decades, and aid agencies are operating with minimal resources to respond to the escalating humanitarian needs. Urgent funding is needed to meet even the most basic needs like food and hygiene.
The Syrian conflict has affected the lives of millions of people, many of who are women and children. Five months ago, Rahma’s life was disrupted, as she had to flee to Lebanon with her family to escape the war. Rahma lives in the village of Ch’him in Mount Lebanon in a small basement apartment below a four-story building, which looks like it might collapse at any moment. Walking down the tilted stairs to her apartment you can see cracks in the ground. The unbearable smell of garbage wafts through the window, as the site had previously been used as dumping ground.
Winter weather has come early to Lebanon this year. Heading into December, several weeks of intermittent heavy rain have replenished many of the subterranean aquifers, also bringing snowfall to the ridges of Mount Lebanon and the Beka’a area.
For many, the seasonal look of the peaks and higher valleys will recall the familiar images of Christmas found on greetings cards and elsewhere. But for the thousands of homeless refugees in Lebanon, this winter is far from cozy as temperatures plummet, even in the coastal areas.
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.
(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.