Refugees

7/13/15

South Sudan’s Fourth Birthday

This month marks South Sudan’s fourth birthday but there’s not much to celebrate. The world’s youngest country is mired in a civil war that has displaced more than 2 million people and left 7 million without enough food.

7/9/15

Syria Crisis: Registration of four millionth Syrian refugee is alarming, says CARE

AMMAN, Jordan—(July 9, 2015)– More than four years after the beginning of the Syrian conflict, a staggering four million Syrian refugees have been registered in the region by UNHCR; further proof that this protracted crisis is one of the worst in recent history, says aid organiza

7/1/15

Syria Crisis: Evidence of worsening conditions as Syrian refugees in Jordan run out of resources, says CARE report

AMMAN, Jordan—June 30, 2015--Syrian refugees in Jordan continue to face immense and increasing challenges leading to grave concerns about their vulnerability and protection, says a new study from CARE International.  The report,

6/19/15

World Refugee Day 2015: Searching for Normal

Refugee: A person who is outside their home country because they have suffered or feared persecution; or because they are fleeing war  

6/12/15

Youth of Yemen: Being the change Yemen wants to see

“We will not run away and give up on our country. We will survive this war, and help bring change to Yemen.”

6/12/15

Syrian refugees facing risks as child laborers, loss education, says CARE

AMMAN, Jordan (June 12, 2015) — On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labor on June 12, the humanitarian agency CARE is highlighting concerns that Syrian refugee children, with few options and little choice, are being forced to enter the labor market, losing educational

6/10/15

Syria Crisis: A Mother Negotiates the Space Between her Family’s Wellbeing and Child Labor

In April 2012, Fairouz*, 27, fled her home near Homs in Syria, with her husband and five children.  Their house had been bombed and there was little left but to escape with their lives.  When they arrived in Jordan, they stayed only one night in Zaatari camp before Jordanian relatives sponsored t

6/10/15

Hope, Not Hopeless: A Future for South Sudan

When I was an aid worker in southern Sudan in the 1990s, the fight for independence against Sudan had already been running for many years.

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