Syrian Refugee Crisis: CARE at the front lines

by CARE
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Summary

More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.5 million refugees scattered in the region and throughout Europe is growing more dismal by the day and is currently considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. CARE reaches Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, and those displaced inside Syria with food, hygiene items, and emergency cash assistance. Learn more at care.org.
$100,000.00
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$86,311.00
remaining
89
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1
monthly donor
1
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Challenge

Intense fighting in Syria has forcibly displaced more people today than any other country - and there is no end to the conflict in sight. Every day, thousands of Syrians seek protection, medical care and other urgently-needed aid, mostly in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq but as far afield as Yemen and Morocco. By the end of 2013, more than half of the population of Syria was in need of humanitarian aid. According the the UNHCR, 40% of Syria's pre-conflict population has been displaced.

Solution

CARE reaches Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, and those displaced inside Syria with food, hygiene items, and emergency cash assistance to help refugees cover basic living costs like food and rent. We also provide psychosocial support, referrals for needs such as healthcare, and help strengthen water supply and sewage systems, so both Syrian refugees and host families' lives are improved.

Long-Term Impact

CARE raises awareness about sexual exploitation and other forms of gender-based violence to protect refugees from any and all forms of abuse. Through our psychosocial programs, we are assisting Syrian refugee women, men and children in coping with their experiences of war, violence, flight and the loss of family and friends.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.care.org
CARE CEO Michelle Nunn on CNN
Urban Syrian Refugees Struggle to Make Ends Meet
Lives Unseen: Syrian Refugees Three Years In
Syria: Images From Inside

Organization Information

CARE

Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.care.org
Project Leader:
Laura Cansicio
Atlanta, GA United States
$13,689 raised of $100,000 goal
 
107 donations
$86,311 to go
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