“We not only hope, but plan that we can go back soon… we will rebuild our lives for our families and our children. We are proud of who we are and we want our homeland back.”
This is a common opinion heard by Global Impact partner CARE while visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan. Despite the many difficulties they face, many of these refugees continue to hope and share that hope by volunteering with CARE to help others in need.
Syrian Refugees have not only left their home behind, but also their confidence, sense of self and belief that there will eventually be an end to the largest humanitarian situation since World War II. To them, volunteering is a way to stay present and help bring about a better future.
“…I am so happy to work for CARE as a volunteer and to help my Syrian brothers and sisters in these terribly dark times... My work with CARE helps me to give hope to others. It keeps my mind and body active and it let’s hope stay alive in me,” said one of the Syrian volunteers.
Worldwide, debate rages on how to help; Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan are hosts to nearly four million refugees, resulting in an almost unfathomable burden to their own systems and communities. CARE is working hard to intensify efforts in order to support people in need within Syria, as well as in neighboring countries and Europe.
As one young man said, “We want and will go home. We just need to be given the chance. This war must end.”
All content courtesy of CARE.