SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
In response to the conflict in Syria, CARE is providing life-saving assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt and to people affected by the crisis in Syria.
10.8 million Syrians need assistance
3 million people have fled to neighbouring countries
So far, CARE has helped more than 320,000 people. It is our goal to reach one million people with emergency support.
How is CARE responding?
Jordan: To date, CARE has reached more than 279,000 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 in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and Tripoli.
These projects have so far reached more than 38,000 people.
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.
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, 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.
You can help provide lifesaving assistance to those affected by crisis in Syria.
We are Not Helpless: Responding to the Nightmare in Syria
"Syria's refugees aren’t so different from you or me, except the circumstances they find themselves in is a difficult and oftentimes desperate situation." Read more.
Dear World: The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis
CARE invited photographers Robert Fogarty and Ben Reece to Jordan to see the Syrian refugee crisis up close. The team asked refugees to write their “message to the world” on their hands, arms or face to share with the world, and then photographed them.
"Don't Lose Hope"
Refugee schoolchildren in Dadaab, Kenya have a special message for Syrian refugees: You are not alone.
BLOG: Hidden Lives and the Struggle to Survive
"We in the international community cannot allow the youth and children of Syria to become a lost generation, raised in poverty without opportunities." Read more.
NEWS: Urban Syrian refugees struggle to make ends meet in Jordan
Half a million Syrian refugees in urban areas in Jordan are struggling more than ever to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for their children, a new study by CARE International has found. Read more.
The full report is available here.
NEWS: Three Years of Crisis in Syria
It is with immense sorrow and concern that the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies note the three-year mark of the conflict in Syria. Read more.
On March 14, 2014 CARE Canada marked the third year anniversary of the Syrian conflict by holding red balloons to support the global #WithSyria campaign.
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Escape from Syria
Eleven-year-old Rafa and her family fled from Homs, Syria when bullets were coming through the walls of their home. Now they get cash assistance from CARE to help pay for rent and food in the Jordanian capital of Amman. Read more.
Finding a Place for a Girl to go to School
Although her mother wishes for Hanan to go to school in Jordan, and school is free, there’s a problem. The schools are full. Read more.