Syrian Refugee Crisis
Once child refugees themselves, recipients of the world’s first CARE Packages pay it forward 70 years later, sending compassion — and so much more — to Syrian refugee children.
More than 4 million people have fled the country
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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.
If you had to flee, what would you take?
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CARE Extends Help to Refugees in the Balkans
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A TIME OF LOSS
Syrian refugees share their stories of crisis
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"Words alone are not enough.”
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Get The Facts
Almost half of the population of Syria is displaced or in need of assistance.
Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Growing More Dire
More than five years since the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 7 million people displaced inside Syria and the 4 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day. It's considered the worst humanitarian crisis since the second World War.
Syrian Refugees Desperately Hope to Return Home
"We are proud of who we are and we want our homeland back." CARE International’s Humanitarian Director Barbara Jackson tells the stories of Syrian refugees living in urban settlements in Jordan.
What's Happening in Syria?
Intense fighting in Syria has forcibly displaced more people today than any other country – and there is no end in sight to the conflict. Every day, thousands of Syrians flee violence to seek out food, protection, medical care and other urgently-needed aid, mostly in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt. There are 12 million people inside Syria displaced or in desperate need of humanitarian aid. At least half of the displaced are children.
While safer, life outside of Syria is increasingly difficult. Having left most everything behind, the majority of the 4 million refugees are struggling to meet the most basic needs including unemployment, rising living costs and lack of education for their children. Housing, schools, health clinics and local economies of the host countries are overwhelmed and the needs of both refugees and the communities hosting them are growing by the day.
CARE is reaching people impacted by the conflict, with humanitarian assistance, in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen and inside Syria providing life-saving emergency assistance as well as solutions to help people cope with the longer term crisis.
How CARE works in emergencies
RESPONDING TODAY, PREPARING FOR TOMORROW
CARE helps communities plan for emergencies; provides lifesaving assistance when disaster strikes; and remains on the ground to support families and communities during the long road to recovery.
EMERGENCY: CARE IS THERE
In emergencies, CARE is among the first to arrive and the last to leave, helping people survive and rebuild their lives and communities in the aftermath of disaster, conflict and crisis.