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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

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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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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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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