SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
In response to the conflict in Syria, CARE is providing lifesaving assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt and to people affected by the crisis in Syria.
So far, CARE has helped more than 290,000 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 273,000 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.
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 28,000 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 life-saving assistance to those affected by crisis in Syria.
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.
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.