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

You can help us reach people in desperate need and support our poverty-fighting programs by making your tax-deductible gift today.

Country Info

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.

LS: Syria Crisis Box Fact 1

Get The Facts

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

LS: Syria Crisis Box 5

Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

LS: Syria Crisis Box 6 Women Children

LS: Syria Crisis Box Fact 2

Get The Facts

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

Latest News from JordanSyria

“Sometimes we only had dry bread and water”: Volunteering Brings Life and Hope to Azraq Camp

Syria Crisis: From Trauma to Creativity

“I was unable to speak to anyone for four months when we first fled to Jordan, not even my own family,” says Aya, 17-year-old Syrian girl. Aya is one of 22 Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian girls and...

Read More

Syria Crisis: Mira is a Shopping Queen for a Day

Two months ago, Syrian refugees and CARE staff from Jordan and Lebanon participated in the “Dead Sea to Red Sea marathon” in Jordan, raising more than $25,000 for CARE’s Syria response. With more...

Read More

3 million Registered Refugees: “This Number Must be a Wake-Up Call”

CARE calls for more funding for the ever increasing needs of Syrian refugees and host communities

AMMAN, Jordan - The registration of the three millionth Syrian refugee must be a wake-up call for the international community, says CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations.

“This staggering number is far from being reflected in the available funding and levels of support. Every day which passes, without more funding, refugees are falling deeper into poverty and despair,” says Thomas Reynolds, CARE’s Regional Director for the...

Read More

Syria Refugee Crisis: Ricardo Garcia and the Flamenco Flow Play for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

“It brings joy to our lives, otherwise we would be very depressed” On the 21 st of May, the Spanish flamenco band Ricardo Garcia and the Flamenco Flow played for Syrian refugees...

Read More

Syria Refugee Crisis: Three Years of War

When I see Nada for the first time, she is sitting in front of me during one of CARE’s information sessions in the refugee camp Azraq in the north of Jordan. She sits up straight, her eyes...

Read More

Syria Refugee Crisis: A Pair of Jeans, Sneakers and a Smile

Early on a warm Thursday morning in May, my colleague Rouwaida and I drove from Beirut to CARE’s office in Mount Lebanon. Two months ago, Syrian refugees and CARE staff ran the Dead Sea to Red...

Read More

I Miss my Best Friend and my Playstation

Hani is eleven years old. For the past two weeks he has been working in a vegetable store in Mafraq.

A busy street in the city of Mafraq in the North of Jordan. Merchants pull their little wagons and hand barrows across the street. Cars are whirling sand and dust while finding their way through the market stalls. Mafraq is located around 19 miles from the Syrian border in the middle of the desert. In the past three years its population has doubled. More than 150,000 Syrians have sought shelter here. You have to look very closely to spot Hani behind the tomatoes, bananas,...

Read More

“I Want to Help People”

Hazan has fled from Syria a few days ago. Now she volunteers in CARE’s community center in Azraq.

Around 60 people are sitting in CARE’s community centre in Azraq, the new refugee camp in the north of Jordan. They are sitting on brown plastic chairs wearing suits, jogging pants, leather jackets, dresses and traditional clothes. They came with what they were wearing when they had to flee. They were laborers, lawyers, doctors, famers, teachers or students. They had a job, a house, a flat. They had a good life. With three years of war behind them they are now sitting here, in Azraq,...

Read More

CARE Staff Profile: Dana Sabri Al-Kanash, Case Manager in Azraq

Dana Sabri Al-Kanash, 23, works for CARE as a case manager in Azraq refugee camp.Her job is to receive Syrian refugees in an office at CARE’s community center, talk to them about any problems...

Read More

Syria Refugee Crisis: Building a Society from the Ground

Over the last couple of week I have followed the final preparations for the opening of Azraq refugee camp in Jordan and I was there when the first Syrian refugees arrived on April 27. The newly...

Read More