CROATIA (September 22, 2015) — The international aid organization CARE has expanded its assistance for refugees crossing into Serbia and Croatia, hoping to make their way into the EU.
After I accepted my new role as president and CEO of CARE, my Aunt Betty, who is a very young 80, responded with delight and shared a story I had never heard before.
On Sept. 17, Hungarian police fired water cannons and tear gas on refugees trying to cross a newly reinforced Serbian/Hungarian border.
Nick Osborne, CARE’s vice president for international programs, told The New York Times that it was “important to look beyond the numbers” of disp
Severe funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance in the Middle East force more Syrians to leave for Europe.
Rami, 17, is fleeing from Syria to Germany. In Serbia, he talked to CARE-staff Ninja Taprogge about his journey, the war in his home country and his hopes for the future.
A gravel parking area in the north of Serbia, about ten kilometres from the Hungarian border it is late summer and the sun is burning. The temperatures climbed up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit today. In front of a small refugee camp women, children and men are sitting under dried up trees.
Refugee crisis needs increased and prolonged response both in Europe and in Syria’s neighboring countries. Severe funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance in the region contribute to Syrians leaving for Europe.