With a severely underfunded humanitarian response, thousands of families continue to endure precarious living conditions worsened by freezing temperatures.
History of CARE International’s work in Syria
CARE International began working in Syria in 2013 to provide life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by conflict.
The Syrian crisis has been ongoing since 2011, and CARE International remains gravely concerned about the impact of the conflict on civilians, who continue to pay a heavy price. Civilians are targeted and are living in dire conditions in besieged areas with grave humanitarian needs. The conflict has caused the largest displacement crisis in the world, with more than half of the country’s population displaced.
What CARE International does in Syria
CARE International responds to the crisis inside Syria through a network of partners. Our response in Syria includes support for food security and re-establishing livelihoods. With partners, we provide reproductive, primary care, and maternal health, as well as shelter, clean water, and proper sanitation. We also distribute relief supplies and multi-purpose cash vouchers for food as well as hygiene and baby kits, dignity kits for the elderly and sanitary products.
Where possible, CARE International helps rebuild livelihoods by developing resilience programs and providing families with early recovery support. This includes agricultural production, livestock programs, cash for work, microfinance, and concerted protection programming; including for gender-based violence, case management, and psychosocial programming.