Mercy Corps

Syria: The Plight of Female Refugees

When conflicts force people out of their homes, women often become the supporters and providers for their families By Karishma Bhansali Mehta and Maysa Zureikat Um Thaer, a widow and mother of five, left East Ghotah in Syria three years ago to find refuge in Jordan. Aside from selling home-made meals whenever she gets the

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Syria Aid Charities Urge Cameron to Help Them Navigate Anti-Terror Laws

By Tom Esslemont LONDON, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The British government must do more to reduce the negative impact of anti-terror laws on Syrians’ access to crucial humanitarian supplies, charities said on Sunday. In a letter to the prime minister, David Cameron, 12 UK-based aid organizations said “ambiguous” legislation was slowing down or

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