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 Syrians need assistance
4.3 million people have fled to neighbouring countries
CARE Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement to extend the match for donations made to registered Canadian charities providing humanitarian assistance to the Syria crisis. This means that every eligible donation made by individual Canadians until February 29, 2016 will be matched by the Government of Canada in its matching fund, helping to ensure more support reaches those in desperate need of help. To date CARE has reached over 1.4 million people in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and inside Syria, in support of this crisis.
You can help provide life-saving assistance to those affected by crisis in Syria.
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 in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and Tripoli.
These projects have so far reached more than 158,000 people.
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.
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. Working with local partners, CARE has so far reached 750,000 people inside Syria.
CARE is impartial and neutral and we do not take sides. We provide assistance based on need alone.
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Thunayya is one of some 20,000 Syrian refugees residing in Azraq camp, and one of 1,800 participating in an incentive-based volunteer program in the camp, according to a recent assessment by CARE International in Jordan. Read more
"If not for your help, all hope is lost."
CARE's Regional Syria Response Communications Coordinator, Mary Kate MacIsaac, spoke to a family seeking refuge from the violence in Syria in Turkey. She explains how, with few options, Syrian refugees require assistance as they await return to destroyed homes. Read more
CARE Lebanon – Syria Crisis “It burns in my heart – we want to return…”
Hadija with son fled Syria with her family in late 2012. They have found refuge in an old chicken coop in the village of Rachine, near Tripoli, Lebanon, where CARE is supporting Syrian refugees through rehabilitating toilets, providing sinks, water filters, and tanks. Read Hadija's story
CARE marks World Refugee Day: We're really #NotThatDifferent
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