Response to Syrian Crisis
How is CARE responding?
CARE is working to help refugees meet their most urgent needs. While our efforts began in Jordan, we are also on the ground in Egypt and Lebanon, collaborating with partners to build up our response.
Working closely with the UN and other humanitarian agencies, CARE has provided assistance to197,500 Syrian refugees. This includes support to refugees and host families in the form of cash to buy food, pay rent and other bills, seek medical care and purchase household essentials, such as cookware and clothing. CARE has also distributed blankets, mattresses and heaters to more than 10,000 people.
We also run a support centre for refugees, where tens of thousands of Syrian families have received relief items and information on obtaining health care and other services.
Lebanon currently hosts more than 900,000 Syrian refugees, the highest number in the region and both refugees and host communities are in great need of assistance. We aim to help 150,000 refugees with basic relief, including shelter, water and sanitation.
As the number of refugees increases in Egypt, CARE is working on approaches to address their needs. We plan to reach at least 20,000 people with relief supplies, cash and psychological and social programs.
CARE is providing life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by the conflict in Syria. We are providing food and emergency supplies to families, and emergency medical equipment and support for women. CARE is impartial and neutral and we do not take sides. We provide assistance based on need alone.