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.
Collective savings and access to loans have helped a group of women in Ethiopia cope longer with the ongoing drought, but now resources are running out.
36 year old Sana makes the scenic drive up winding mountain roads to nearby olives groves on a daily basis. But she’s not appreciating the view. Sana is hidden behind blacked out window in a crammed mini bus, and the sun hasn’t even risen yet.
Refugee life in Jordan faces a myriad of problems, and almost every single one of these is exacerbated during the winter months from November till March. Life gets harder; both for those renting small apartments in the city and the even less fortunate in the refugee camps.
I have been in Azraq for 10 months. In Syria I was married and not working but I had decided to complete my studies. I was in high school when we fled to Jordan. I had just finished high school and was about to start university.
“We were lucky not to lose Yaman*,” says Mayyada* of her eldest son. “He was taking care of his grandfather when a bomb fell next to the room where he had just stepped, destroying the ceiling and walls next door. It was a matter of seconds.