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

The UN says more than 2 million refugees have left Syria. But while up to 70,000 refugees fled to Jordan in early 2013, the stream has dwindled to a trickle. Aid workers believe the Jordanian government has closed the border, but Jordan says it's due to Syrian fighting. 

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The United Nations announced last week that the  number of Syrian refugees has surpassed the 2 million mark. This hour, Kathleen Dun and her guests talk about the humanitarian crisis in the region. 

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The political and diplomatic crisis in Syria have caught the world's attention.  But the continuing conflict is also producing a humanitarian crisis:  millions of refugees.  And the world is only now becoming aware of the scale of the problem.  

The Atlanta-based relief organization CARE is again trying to help.  WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with CARE's president and CEO, Dr. Helene Gayle.

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On Sunday, September 1, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (UPS), and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) partnered to airfreight 220,000 pounds of emergency aid to Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to assist displaced Syrian children and families. 

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Leader of global humanitarian organization visits CARE's work, meets Jordan's Queen Rania and Prime Minister 

AMMAN (Oct. 2, 2013) - CARE President and CEO Helene D. Gayle visited Jordan this week to see firsthand the poverty-fighting organization's work with Syrian refugees and meet senior national leaders and officials.

In Syria, the US has been able to deliver food aid using a flexible approach to needs on the ground. Yet such flexibility is the exception in US aid. President Obama's proposed reforms would allow for more efficient practices, such as using local food supplies.

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Manal, who is 30 and a Syrian refugee, gave birth to a baby in Beirut, Lebanon two months ago. As she looks lovingly at him, she says she never thought that her first baby would be born as a refugee.

Although Manal is grateful she could give birth in a health center in Beirut, she is worried about her child's health.

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