Refugees

11/15/13

Birds Can Fly Home

About a year ago, Bader was an average 15-year-old boy. He attended the 10th grade of high school, met his friends after class to practice breakdancing, played tricks on people from time to time and wanted to become an English teacher.

11/15/13

I Can Hear My Parents’ Hearts Breaking

Abdulwahad is standing behind the counter of a small shop in Mafraq. Socks, shoes, blankets and scarves are hanging on rusty hat stands. Hair ties, nail polish and pens are piled in little baskets made out of bast. Shampoos, perfumes, make-up and hair spray are stored on shelves.

11/7/13

“Dear World”: Photos Capture Syrian Refugee Voices

To give Syrian refugees a louder voice amid a conflict whose political dimensions draw most of the world’s attention, American photographers Robert Fogarty and Ben Reece first gave them felt-tip markers. The refugees eagerly wrote messages to world leaders on their arms and hands.

11/3/13

One Tent Among Many

Ali lies on the ground on a brown pillow with floral print. His eyes are open, but motionless. His skinny arms and legs feebly lie beside him, as if they were not part of his body. His mother Fawsa sits next to him, softly massaging his lower legs and caressing his head. Ali does not move.

11/1/13

What Holds the World Together?

When I met Zyad for the first time, he was registering himself in CARE’s refugee centre in Amman. He asked me whether he could tell me his story. He said he wanted the world to hear it.

10/29/13

Plight of Syrian Refugees Deteriorates With Approaching Winter

AMMAN (Oct. 29, 2013) — As the harsh winter approaches the Middle East, CARE calls for immediate support for millions of refugees so they can protect themselves from the cold weather in the coming months.

10/22/13

Norwegian Refugee Council – Education: A Lifeline in Emergencies

Half of the world’s out-of-school children live in conflict-affected areas. Getting those children back to school can save their lives, their health – and their futures.

10/21/13

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American photographers Robert Fogarty and Benjamin Reece traveled to Jordan in September with CARE. For years, Fogerty has been working on “Dear World,” a project in which he photographs people with messages written on their arms.

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