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