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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 spiraling 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 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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Jun 17

A Safe Space For Syrian Refugees

By CARE Australia June 17, 2015 0 comments
Syrian refugees

“Refugees in the camp trust CARE and our services. The refugees themselves are involved into the decision making process in the camp,” says Wael Ata, Community Development Assistant.

More than 3.8 million Syrians have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Today for World Refugee Day, we acknowledge the need for safe spaces for the those most at risk: women and girls.

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