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.
FIJI (February 26, 2016) — As the international relief effort in Fiji continues, humanitarian organization CARE says it is critical international aid targets the specific needs of women and girls.
Towards the end of February in the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest.
Following a Category 5 cyclone devastated the island nation, Fiji declared a state of natural disaster. It is the most powerful storm to ever hit the country.
Ethiopian Drought: Millions will have no food in coming months without additional funding amid drought worsened by El Niño
CARE elevates the Ethiopian drought to Type 4 or “most severe” on its emergency scale
Just as the world’s leaders committed themselves to get aid delivered to millions of Syrians in need, aid agencies warn that this has been one of the worst months on record with many reports of indiscriminate attacks on aid and civilians.