SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

THE SITUATION

In response to the conflict in Syria, CARE is providing life-saving assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt and to people affected by the crisis in Syria. 

13.5 million people need assistance in Syria
4.6 million Syrian refugees
6.6 milllion internally displaced people


To date CARE has reached over 2.34 million people in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and inside Syria, in support of this crisis.

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CARE'S RESPONSE

Jordan: To date, CARE has reached more than 400,000 people in Jordan.

This includes supporting refugees and host families with cash to buy food, pay rent and bills, seek medical care and purchase household essentials. CARE also distributed blankets, mattresses and heaters to help families face the cold winter months. In addition, we run support centres for refugees, where Syrian families have received relief items and information on obtaining health care and other services.

CARE has also partnered with the UN Refugee Agency to provide vital services at the Azraq refugee camp, including providing refugees with information, running the community centres and offering psychosocial support.

Lebanon: In Lebanon, CARE is working to meet refugees’ most pressing needs, mainly providing water, sanitation, shelter and cash assistance, as well as livelihood and shelter support. These projects have so far reached more than 250,000 people.

Turkey: CARE has reached more than 45,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. CARE is providing hygiene kits and e-vouchers to vulnerable Syrian families in need of food assistance, hygiene items, and other necessities such as clothing or fuel for stoves. CARE is also establishing community groups that address protection issues, including psychosocial needs, early marriage, and gender-based violence.

Egypt: CARE is raising awareness among refugees of sexual exploitation and other forms of gender-based violence to protect them from abuse. We also plan to help refugees with cash and other material assistance to help meet their most basic needs. To date, CARE Egypt had reached more than 18,500 refugees through protection support.

Syria: CARE is providing life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by the conflict in Syria. We are providing food and emergency supplies to families, winterization kits, and emergency medical equipment and support for women. More than 43,000 people were reached in Syria through food, livelihood, shelter and winterization support 

CARE is impartial and neutral and we do not take sides. We provide assistance based on need alone.


LATEST NEWS

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Rania, 36, Hana, 32, and Ghosoun, 41, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings. Now their daily conversations revolve around sharing news of the latest casualties of loved ones back in Syria and how to manage the myriad of problems they face as refugees in Jordan. Read more

 

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CARE Expands Humanitarian Assistance for Refugees in the Balkans

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Déjà Vu: Syrian Refugees and the cycle of crisis, cycle of humanity

CARE Canada President & CEO, Gillian Barth, shares her heartfelt thoughts on the Syrian refugee crisis following her recent experience at a make-shift refugee camp in Brussels. Read more

 

 

Syria's Refugees: Not Europe's Problem

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CARE marks World Refugee Day: We're really #NotThatDifferent

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