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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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Dec 28

Girls not brides

By CARE Australia December 28, 2015 0 comments

A Syrian girl in a refugee camp in Jordan. Alarmingly, conflicts such as Syria see rises in child marriage numbers. © CARE

A girl is forced into marriage somewhere in the world every two seconds. But improved education and reduced poverty could help set her free. CARE's Gender in Emergencies Specialist, Isadora Quay explains.

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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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