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Syria Crisis: Assistance for Refugees

Syria's escalating civil war has killed more than 90,000 since the unrest began in March 2011. Tragically, the death toll continues to rise, and more than 4.5 million people are now internally displaced. Thousands of people have fled to neighboring countries and Syrian families struggle daily to survive.

Syrian refugee in Jordan

A Syrian woman explains her situation to the Caritas Jordan emergency coordinator at a distribution in Mafraq. CRS is supporting Caritas Jordan and Caritas Lebanon respond to the tens of thousands of people who've fled Syria since violence erupted in the country in March 2011. Photo by Bill Lyons for CRS

Catholic Relief Services and our Caritas partners in the region are reaching out to Syrian refugees and providing hope and assistance with housing, food and other basic necessities. We also are supporting urgent medical care and emergency relief for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the areas most affected by the conflict. Doctors treat physical wounds refugees suffered during the violence and counselors care for survivors of trauma—especially children.

Despite the ongoing violence, the Catholic Church and CRS believe that a peaceful solution to this conflict is possible.

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