“We fled our home because we had nothing left.” Shifaa’, 46, remembers only too well her family’s experience of the Syrian conflict in their hometown near Dar’a, in southern Syria.
AMMAN, Jordan (January 24, 2016) — After a historic blizzard left its mark on the East Coast of the U.S., another massive snowstorm is moving into the Middle East impacting millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced Syrians.
More than 2.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing Syria's civil war, currently live in Turkey.
Rania, 36 years old, Hana, 32 years old, and Ghosoun, 41 years old, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings.
Many refugees have dubbed the journey to Europe as the ‘Death Road’ due to its perilous nature and high mortality rates, especially at sea. Despite this, thousands continue to make the trip with over 3,500 people this year already having lost their lives at sea.
Decades after fleeing their home country, more than 30,000 Somalis returned home from Yemen. They are fleeing yet another war.
As CARE’s community development officer at Al-Azraq camp for Syrian refugees, this is my first experience working at such a camp. I have been shocked to witness the amount of pain and suffering the refugees live through.
Michelle Nunn, CARE’s President and CEO, was quoted in this recent story from ABC 7, San Francisco’s ABC affiliate, about Syrian refugees and CARE’s original CARE Package. Nunn said, “The CA