More than 2.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing Syria's civil war, currently live in Turkey.
CARE was mentioned in this Associated Press story about aid reaching Madaya, a besieged community in Syria, as an international aid organization that “welcomed the aid convoy but also
Rania, 36 years old, Hana, 32 years old, and Ghosoun, 41 years old, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings.
International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have been dying of starvation. Aid is also today being delivered to other besieged areas including Fua’a and Kafraya.
Many refugees have dubbed the journey to Europe as the ‘Death Road’ due to its perilous nature and high mortality rates, especially at sea. Despite this, thousands continue to make the trip with over 3,500 people this year already having lost their lives at sea.
Decades after fleeing their home country, more than 30,000 Somalis returned home from Yemen. They are fleeing yet another war.
KL* is a 17-year-old Syrian adolescent who moved to Cairo after the war began in Syria. Like most Syrians who were forced to leave their homes under such circumstances, he remembers the exact date he left: Nov. 13, 2012. He was only 14.