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CARE joins Jordanian Government, Partners to Open Azraq Refugee Camp

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Jordan opens new camp to cope with increasing numbers of Syrian refugees

Azraq, Jordan - The Government of Jordan officially opened the Azraq Refugee Camp today. The camp, which is located some 100km east of Amman and 20km west of the town of Al Azraq in Zarqa Governorate, has been established to provide protection to Syrian refugees who continue to cross into Jordan in search of safety.

NGOs Condemn Attacks on Civilians in South Sudan and Emphasize a Need for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

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The undersigned non-governmental organisations (NGOs) express deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and is exacerbating an already profound humanitarian crisis.

New Report Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan

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CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk

Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.

CARE International ready to support newly arrived Syrian refugees in Azraq camp, Jordan

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Amman, Jordan - CARE is ready to provide much needed support to newly arrived refugees when they reach Azraq camp, Jordan’s sixth  Syrian refugee camp. Azraq camp will start receiving refugees after the 21st of April whilst the camp’s official opening day is on the 30th of April.

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Growing More Dire

More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.5 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day and is currently considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. In the latest sign of the increasingly troubled outlook, a new refugee camp is scheduled to open in Jordan later this spring. The new Azraq camp is expected to relieve some of the pressure from the sprawling Za’atari camp.

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