Refugees

9/18/13

In Jordan, Women's Small Change Makes Big Change and a Step Toward the MDGs

"I didn't understand how to save. I'd spend small amounts on nothing," says Mysoon Al Harthy, a 45-year-old Iraqi refugee woman living in Jordan. "Now I have a lot of savings."

9/17/13

The Emerging Refugee Crisis in Syria

The political and diplomatic crisis in Syria have caught the world's attention.  But the continuing conflict is also producing a humanitarian crisis:  millions of refugees.  And the world is only now becoming aware of the scale of the problem.  

9/16/13

How to Help Syrian Refugees

More than 2 million Syrians have fled their country, according to the United Nations refugee agency. With nowhere to go and often with just the clothes on their backs, many end up in refugee camps that are both overcrowded and overwhelmed.

9/10/13

Syrian Refugees and the Humanitarian Crisis

The United Nations announced last week that the  number of Syrian refugees has surpassed the 2 million mark. This hour, Kathleen Dun and her guests talk about the humanitarian crisis in the region. 

9/10/13

CARE Provides Assistance to Syrian Refugees

President Obama will deliver a prime time address on Syria Tuesday evening. In the meantime, a humanitarian organization headquartered in Atlanta is providing assistance to those fleeing the country in large numbers.

9/6/13

Refugees Pour Out of Syria, but Number Entering Jordan Slows to Trickle

The UN says more than 2 million refugees have left Syria. But while up to 70,000 refugees fled to Jordan in early 2013, the stream has dwindled to a trickle. Aid workers believe the Jordanian government has closed the border, but Jordan says it's due to Syrian fighting. 

9/5/13

Syria Vote Looms

This past weekend, President Barack Obama announced his desire to intervene in Syria’s two-year-long civil war. 

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8/30/13

Syria Crisis: CARE Concerned About Potential New Wave of Refugees Fleeing Syria

CARE calls for peaceful political resolution to the conflict

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