Refugees

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.

5/28/15

No Guarantees in South Sudan’s Deadly Conflict

Walking into the CARE supported clinic in Pariang, I see a little girl with edema – her belly is swollen because she hasn’t got enough to eat.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a child with edema, and I certainly didn’t expect to see one in this part of the country.

5/18/15

Childhood on Hold: Refugee Youth in Lebanon

Play time with cousins, math and Arabic studies, a favorite electric bike: Sara*, 12, remembers her life in Syria before the conflict that has caused four million refugees to flee the country, and another seven million civilians to be displaced.

5/18/15

When War Destroys Homes Inside-Out

Humanitarian agencies recognize that women are particularly vulnerable in conflicts, especially when unaccompanied by a male family member. Women are especially at risk when male family members have been killed, are missing, or in Mariam’s case, the husband deliberately abandons his family.

5/18/15

Syria Crisis: CARE Empowers Refugees with Hope

“I don’t want to be an unheard refugee, feeling so weak, not doing anything.”

5/18/15

Syrian Refugees: “If not for your help, all hope is lost.”

With few options, Syrian refugees require assistance as they await return to destroyed homes

5/18/15

Syria Crisis: Building Community Between Refugees

Two years ago Hayat’s* life was turned upside down when her husband was taken by authorities. She has not heard from him since. At the time, they were living with their four daughters in his family’s village near Kobane, Syria. 

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