“We fled our home because we had nothing left.” Shifaa’, 46, remembers only too well her family’s experience of the Syrian conflict in their hometown near Dar’a, in southern Syria.
AMMAN, Jordan (January 24, 2016) — After a historic blizzard left its mark on the East Coast of the U.S., another massive snowstorm is moving into the Middle East impacting millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced Syrians.
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.