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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

May 9

Syrian Refugees: “Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

By CARE Australia May 9, 2016 5 comments
CARE warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment. 

©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

When Fatimah*, 16, reached a refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing Syria, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: advocating for education and against child marriage amongst Syrian Refugees.

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Mar 10

Friendship in the face of war

By CARE Australia March 10, 2016 0 comments
Rania, Hana and Ghosoun are all friends - and Syrian refugees.

Rania, Hana and Ghosoun are all friends - and Syrian refugees. © CARE

How does friendship fare in the face of war? Where once Rania, Hana and Ghosoun used to chat about everyday things such as upcoming weddings and their families, now their conversations revolve around survival.

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Jun 8

Girls My Age Should be Wearing School Uniforms, Not Wedding Dresses

By CARE Australia June 8, 2015 0 comments

When Aya* reached the refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life.

Young female Syrian refugees are fighting against child marriage and advocating for education instead. One such advocate spoke with CARE’s Johanna Mitscherlich.

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Oct 9

Syrian refugees: “Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

By CARE Australia October 9, 2014 3 comments

“I want to write about child marriage. Some of my friends, who are as old as I am, married in Zaatari or Azraq. I told them that they should continue to go to school, that they are too young to get married. But they did not listen. I wish that other girls read what I write and think twice about their choices.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

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Sep 10

School starts in Azraq Camp: Getting an education as a Syrian refugee

By CARE Australia September 10, 2014 0 comments
young girl in Syrian refugee camp participating in education program provided by CARE

Mais* (12), “I am 12 years old and I love my country. I also love school. I hope I can go back to Syria soon and finish my school there. I will start my sixth grade here in Azraq camp. I hope I will like school here as much as I liked it in Syria and that I will find new friends.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

CARE is helping Syrian refugee children prepare to join the formal education system.

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