Response to Syrian Crisis
As a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria, more than one million people have fled their homeland.
CARE is assisting Syrian families who have sought refuge in urban areas in Jordan, helping them with cash support to purchase the most critical items such as food, rent, blankets and heaters. To date, CARE had assisted more than 30,000 people, focusing in particular on female-headed households, which are often the most vulnerable.
At the end of last year, CARE opened a support centre for Syrian refugees in Jordan where they receive relief items and information on where and how to access further health and social support. Approximately 750 people seek help at the centre each week. The centre is assisted by volunteers – who are Syrian refugees themselves. They receive a small incentive for their expenses.
CARE works closely with the government of Jordan, other NGOs and the UN to help ensure that the needs of Syrians and host communities are addressed as effectively as possible. The efforts of the international community are being scaled up, but there are so many people suffering as a result of this conflict that there is still a long way to go in order to adequately address the needs of the most vulnerable.
CARE will continue to monitor and assess the situation within Syria to determine how we can best meet the needs of those most affected by this ongoing crisis.