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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

Dec 9

Married too soon: the consequences of early marriage in the Syrian conflict

By CARE Australia December 9, 2016 0 comments

Hanan*, (left) a Syrian social worker who counsels girls married before adulthood, meets with a client at a CARE-supported primary health care facility operated by Syria Relief and Development (SRD) in northern Syria. Identites intentionally withheld. Image: SRD/CARE

By Amani Kanjo, Project Coordinator, CARE partner – Syria Relief and Development “When I met her, it was immediately clear that she wasn’t prepared for the responsibility of being a mother – she herself was still a child!” The girl was only 14, already a mother, but it was not the first…

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Jun 21

Syrian Refugee Crisis: The spiralling politics of fear and the imperative for compassion

By CARE Australia June 21, 2016 0 comments
Syrian refugee families in Turkey, telling their harrowing stories of leaving their home country to protect their children. You can help Syrian Refugee families by donating to CARE's Syrian Refugee Crisis Appeal at: www.care.org.au/syria today. Photo credit: Ella Pellegrini/News Corp

Syrian families living on the Turkish/Syrian border telling their harrowing stories of fleeing the Aleppo region. ©Ella Pellegrini/ News Corp

Over 51 million people are currently displaced by conflict; the highest number since the Second World War. The Syrian crisis has sent millions into neighbouring countries, creating a growing need for compassion and humanitarian assistance. CARE International's Chloe Day talks about her experiences, whilst working in Turkey.

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Jun 8

Refugees Trapped in Greece

By CARE Australia June 8, 2016 0 comments

Sherine's young sons live in the overcrowded camp with 2.500 other people. ©CARE/Johan​na Mitscherli​ch

In September 2015, the EU pledged that by May this year, 20,000 asylum seekers who have been trapped in refugee camps in Greece would be relocated throughout Europe. With May now behind us, the EU has achieved less than five per cent of its goal, relocating only 979 people so far.

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May 31

From PhD to Refugee: Ayat’s Story

By CARE Australia May 31, 2016 0 comments

Ayat volunteers with CARE International helping other refugees. ©Mahmoud Shabeeb/CARE

When Ayat, a 35-year-old Syrian, obtained her master’s degree in Arabic literature in 2005 and started lecturing at the University in Homs, she had every intention of finishing her PhD. Then in March 2013, she was forced to flee. Ayat planned to prove that a female villager can and should be…

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May 9

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

By CARE Australia May 9, 2016 4 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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Feb 1

The day Syria lost its voice

By CARE Australia February 1, 2016 0 comments
A Syrian refugee boy.

After losing his father in the conflict and witnessing his neighbourhood being bombed, eight-year-old Ibrahim lost his voice. © Alain Lapierre/CARE

Since his Syrian neighbourhood was violently bombed, eight-year-old Ibrahim has hardly spoken. When he does, he is barely audible. His mother believes it is due to the trauma of the bombing, as well as losing his father in the conflict over a year ago.

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