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Targeted by violence, Syrian refugee women don’t know where to turn for help
August 7, 2012
By The IRC
Syrian women await a distribution of aid in the northern Jordanian city of Ramtha. Women and girls fleeing Syria say they have been directly targeted in the ongoing conflict.
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. International Rescue Committee (IRC) vice president Michael Kocher recently spoke at Capitol Hill briefing (“Syria in Crisis: Refugees & the Challenges of the Humanitarian Responses," July 31) about the unmet humanitarian needs of Syrians who have fled the escalating violence in their country. The following is an excerpt of his remarks:
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