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3/16/16

ABC News.com: WWII Refugees Send Letters of Hope and Compassion to Syrian Refugee Children

Though it was nearly 70 years ago, Gunter Nitsch remembers clearly what life as a refugee was like. In 1949, he and his family were living in a refugee camp in Western Germany after World War II.

3/15/16

Mother finds a blessing after the storm

Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was agitated when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and even disrupted her livelihood.

3/15/16

Disability Turns to Opportunity

“I realized that even I’m a person with disability, I can still achieve my goals.”

This is what Evelyn Tangile proudly shared when asked about what she has learned from all the activities she participated with international aid organization CARE.

3/15/16

War forcing Syrian women to take a lead role to survive, despite numerous risks, says new CARE report

AMMAN—(March 15, 2016)-- Five years of war have left Syrian women under immense pressure as they struggle to fill gaps in family income and deteriorating public services, says a new report from CARE.

3/15/16

Huffington Post: What to do for Refugees? Start With a Message of Hope

In a Huffington Post blog, Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE, urges people to send Syrian refugees a message of hope, as the war drags into its sixth year.

3/11/16

The Indy Channel WRTV - Indianapolis WWII refugee sends note to young Syrian boy

In the midst of the Syrian crisis, Indianapolis local and WWII refugee Dr. Joseph Wernicke penned a positive note to a 12-year-old refugee, Shadi. Wernicke was contacted by CARE to write the inspirational letter as a former refugee.

3/10/16

AJC.com: Former WWII refugees send letters of hope to Syrian children

CARE asked a group of former World War II refugees, now living in the U.S. to send letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children living in Jordan.

3/8/16

Mashable.com: “I know firsthand what it’s like to lose a home…”

Those are the opening words of a letter handwritten by Helga Kissell, 87 years old. She was writing to Sajeda, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee.

The two have never met, have generations between them but have one major thing in common: they both know the pains of life as a refugee.

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