On 16 September 2014, the northern Syrian town of Kobane came under siege. Since then, 188,000 refugees are reported to have flooded...
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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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.
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.
Every day, an untold number of Syrians make the choice to flee their homeland and a regime that's proven it has few boundaries. Many come to Jordan, where I recently spent several days chronicling their stories alongside the Atlanta-based international aid organization CARE.
Last week, I traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees. I knew I was about to hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence and destruction. I also knew that I'd see firsthand how Syria's civil war has impacted girls. What I didn't know was how poignant one girl's story in particular would be. Her name is Hanan.
In a country overwhelmed by refugee children, the schools had no room for her.
Hanan, age 8, lives in a Jordanian slum with her mother and four siblings.
They’re refugees from Syria’s brutal civil war, forced to leave their home after a bomb killed their father as he sold vegetables in the street, and debris from another blast injured one of their younger brothers.
In August 2013, a group of high-level policymakers and experts, including Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., traveled to Jordan to learn how U.S. investments are helping the country address both its long-term development as well as the refugee crisis.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
As of 17 September 2013