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.
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.
CARE applauds additional U.S. assistance to the Syria Crisis; more sustainable solutions needed for the region
WASHINGTON- (February 4, 2016)- World leaders convened in London today to focus on finding solutions and making more than $10 billion in commitments to support Syrians affected by the five-year ongoing war in Syria. The U.S.