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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.