Syrian Refugee Crisis Appeal
More than 4.2 million people are displaced within Syria and a further 2.2 million people have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
This means that at least nine per cent of the population has fled
Syria. One million of these are children.
CARE is on the ground in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, where over 1.4 million refugees have arrived, with thousands more crossing borders every day.
More than 77 per cent of refugees are living in urban areas, outside of refugee camps, making it harder for them to access vital help. Many families have sought refuge in Jordan's and Lebanon's towns and cities, where they are living in makeshift shelters or unheated, overcrowded apartments and garages.
Jordan and Lebanon are bearing the brunt of the refugee influx. In Lebanon, the refugee population is expected to represent more than 24 per cent of the overall population by the end of year. In Jordan it currently represents nearly 10 per cent.
From CARE's latest news: 'CARE Australia calls for a peaceful political resolution to the Syrian conflict'
How is CARE helping?
CARE is focusing on those living in urban areas who need support to cope with the increased pressure on employment opportunities, services and supplies.
CARE has reached more than 197,500 refugees living in Jordan, providing cash assistance, relief items and vital information on how to access health care and social support.
More than 35,000 families have sought assistance at CARE's refugee centres in Jordan.
From CARE's blog: Hospitality shines for Syrian refugees in Jordan
CARE is supporting urban refugees and people living in informal camps to access shelter, livelihood opportunities, information and social support. In vulnerable areas of Beruit, CARE is increasing access to water and sanitation.
Please donate today and help us continue our lifesaving work for Syrians in urgent need.
Your donation will help give a lifeline to families looking for a safe place to call home.
Impact on women and girls
More than 75 per cent of the refugees who have fled Syria are women and children. In conflict, women and girls are particularly vulnerable. Even in times of peace, it's usually women who look after children, the sick, the injured and the elderly. When emergency strikes, this burden of care can multiply. The vulnerability and responsibilities of women are further increased by the loss of husbands and livelihoods, and the need to procure essentials for family survival.
From CARE's blog: Indecent proposal: Syrian women exploited
CARE has been working with refugees in Jordan since 1948, when it supported Palestinians who sought refuge there. Since 2004, CARE has supported Iraqi refugees with cash, relief items, training and psychosocial assistance.
Universal Children's Day: Syrian refugees relying on child labour to meet basic needs - 20 Nov 2013
Winter snows just weeks away for Syrian refugees - 08 Nov 2013
World Food Day: Syrian refugees facing significant food shortages - 16 Oct 2013
CARE Australia issues urgent appeal for funds to meet the humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees - 30 Aug 2013
Syrian refugees set to pass two million within weeks - 20 Jun 2013
Global community failing Syrian refugee children - 24 Apr 2013
Syria's urban refugees in Jordan falling through the aid safety net - 23 Apr 2013
Syrian refugees in urban Jordan - April 2013
Page updated: 22/11/2013