How to Help Syrian Refugees – What CARE is Doing
CARE supports vulnerable people caught in the conflict in Syria through the distribution of relief supplies such as food baskets, hygiene and baby kits, dignity kits for the elderly, and kitchen sets. During harsh winters, our partners have supported families with mattresses, blankets, floor covering, and children’s clothing. CARE’s partners also work with health clinics, providing primary care as well as maternal and reproductive health support for women to increase access to health care for Syrian communities affected by the conflict.
In such a protracted conflict, there is also an urgent need to rebuild livelihoods and encourage social cohesion and resilience to help people cope with a long-term crisis. Together with partners, CARE has developed programs that contribute to strengthening the resilience of communities affected by the crisis. This includes providing families with early recovery and livelihoods support, such as agricultural production, cash for work, women’s economic empowerment, microfinance, and psychosocial support programming. Additionally, CARE and its Syrian partner organizations provide access to clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.
CARE works in the northern region of Syria, largely with partners. For the safety of our partners and staff, we do not disclose exact locations. CARE has reached over 1 million people in Syria, including more than 650,000 women and some 500,000 men, between July 2018 and June 2019. In total, CARE has reached more than 4.5 million people in Syria since 2014.