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Jordan opens new camp to cope with increasing numbers of Syrian refugees

Azraq, Jordan - The Government of Jordan officially opened the Azraq Refugee Camp today. The camp, which is located some 100km east of Amman and 20km west of the town of Al Azraq in Zarqa Governorate, has been established to provide protection to Syrian refugees who continue to cross into Jordan in search of safety.

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The undersigned non-governmental organisations (NGOs) express deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and is exacerbating an already profound humanitarian crisis.

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PAGAK, South Sudan – Nyakoang Rieka set out from her village in the afternoon. Pregnant and with her elderly  mother and three small children in tow, she walked several  miles through the hot, dry South Sudanese countryside to get to the food distribution at the Pagak Way Station, a group of canvas warehouses and austere concrete block buildings set up to distribute aid. Upon arrival, Ms. Rieka promptly gave birth to her fourth child. Within hours she was on her way back home with 2 week’s rations of sorghum, split peas and cooking oil and vaccinations for herself and the children.

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Sandra Azmy, Women’s Rights Program Initiative Manager at CARE Egypt, talks about the situation of Syrian refugees in Egypt, gender-based violence and how psychosocial activities can help start the healing process.

What is the situation of Syrian refugees in Egypt?

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It has been two years since Heba fled to Cairo. Since then life has been hard on her.

Three years into the conflict in Syria, more than 5 million of the country's children are living as refugees -- often in the most dire of circumstances. This week, however, some of Syria's refugee children found a wellspring of compassion from an unlikely source.

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CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk
 

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CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk

Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.

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