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.
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.
A dusty road in the city of Irbid in the North of Jordan, about an hour's drive from the Syrian border. Box-shaped houses with small, barred windows are strung together. White colour chips off brown walls, wires are hanging down, rubble piles at the side of the street.
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.
For all the global attention on Syria, all the newspaper headlines, leaders’ speeches and millions of YouTube views, the voices of those bearing the heaviest cost of the conflict are absent from discussions of what to do.
She was a top student. Now, violence and bullying keep her from school.
Raghad, age 11, should be in 5th grade, but hasn’t been to school in two-and-a-half years because she and her family have had to move so many times during the Syrian conflict.
Last week, I traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees. I knew I was about to hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence and destruction. I also knew that I'd see firsthand how Syria's civil war has impacted girls.
Every day, an untold number of Syrians make the choice to flee their homeland and a regime that's proven it has few boundaries. Many come to Jordan, where I recently spent several days chronicling their stories alongside the Atlanta-based international aid organization CARE.