In Photos: Syrian girls share how 11 years of conflict has impacted their lives

A young girl, Hana, sits at a desk writing in a notebook. Shafak/CARE

Millions of children were born in Syria since the conflict began more than a decade ago. Thousands have lost family members and been forced to flee their homes to camps in far away places and across neighbouring countries. Most continue to experience, daily, numerous violations of their basic rights to health, education and protection. These are some of their stories.

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Learning from local women humanitarians responding to gender-based violence

In the heart of the Jordanian desert, the camp is home to over 35,000 Syrian refugees. 60% are children and 1 in 4 households are headed by women. About 19 refugees arrive to the camp daily. The camp is classified in 4 villages, each one with a Community Center, a Health Center and a school. CARE manages all four community centers of the camp, acting as the hub organization and as a one-stop-shop that refugees visit daily for all their hanging matters and needs. Each center receives between 500-700 people each day. CARE provides recreational and psychosocial support activities, livelihood support and vocational training, cash assistance as well as referrals. Photo: Katharina Katzer/CARE

CARE’s Zainab Moallin spoke with the Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO Jordan), a women-led organization that partners with CARE, to understand what we can learn from women-led organizations as they navigate the impacts of the coronavirus in their humanitarian contexts and take steps to support vulnerable women and girls at risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

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Azraq refugee camp marks fourth anniversary

Ann Mazen has been working with CARE since Azraq camp for Syrian refugees was set up four years ago. She has seen the camp, its residents and CARE’s work evolve and adapt to the long-lasting crisis. This is what she had to say: “From the day we started working in Azraq camp, we conducted surveys…

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Syrian refugees in Jordan: Living in limbo

By Laurie Lee, Chief Executive of CARE International UK A few days ago, I visited Azraq camp in Jordan, for refugees from Syria. 30,000 people who have fled the war in Syria now live in this camp. I met Kansa and her two children – one a baby only three months old. Kansa, her children…

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Syria crisis: rescued love finds a safe haven

Ibrahim and his wife Fatima fled their home in Idlib, and have been living in Azraq camp in Jordan for only 15 days. While this is their first time in a refugee camp, life in Jordan is not completely new to Ibrahim. “I worked in farming in the Jordan valley and Mafraq, and used to…

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