Severe funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance in the Middle East force more Syrians to leave for Europe.
Rami, 17, is fleeing from Syria to Germany. In Serbia, he talked to CARE-staff Ninja Taprogge about his journey, the war in his home country and his hopes for the future.
A gravel parking area in the north of Serbia, about ten kilometres from the Hungarian border it is late summer and the sun is burning. The temperatures climbed up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit today. In front of a small refugee camp women, children and men are sitting under dried up trees.
Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, penned an op-ed on CNN.com, calling for a “global movement” to respond to the “staggeringly large humanitarian crisis” facing Syrian refugees.
Refugee crisis needs increased and prolonged response both in Europe and in Syria’s neighboring countries. Severe funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance in the region contribute to Syrians leaving for Europe.
Ensuring the welfare of women, men, girls and boys, particularly in emergency situations, is one of CARE’s priorities.
We not only hope, but plan that we can go back soon, and that we will rebuild our lives for our families and our children. We are proud of who we are and we want our homeland back.
Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, tells CNN International about her recent trip to Jordan and Turkey where CARE works to assist Syrian refugees.