"I’m from a small town in the American Midwest, but sitting and listening to the stories, I couldn’t help but feel that these women and girls could just as easily be my mother, aunts or cousins — their patience worn thin by worry, implacable toddlers, and the endless effort to provide for their families." [On the blog: Supporting Syria’s women refugees]
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As many as 150,000 #refugees have found refuge in Jordan since the start of the #Syrian conflict 17 months ago, 75% of them #women and children. IRC vice president Michael Kocher recently testified before Congress about the unmet humanitarian needs of Syrians who have fled the escalating violence in their country. Read an excerpt of his remarks.
"Targeted by violence, Syrian refugee women don't know where to turn for help." That was one of the ten most-read emergency relief stories on our blog this year. Click to see them all. (Photo: Ned Colt/IRC)
Targeted by violence, Syrian refugee women don’t know where to turn for help | International Rescue Committee (IRC)