Women in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan line up to receive blankets. While the international community allocates the bulk of the limited resources so far pledged to the Syrian refugee crisis to refugee camps, they remain overcrowded and unprepared for the hardships of winter.
Submitted by Peter.Biro on January 16, 2013 - 6:29pm
January 17, 2013
More than two years after the start of what has become a full fledged civil war, the crisis in Syria threatens the entire Middle East with a humanitarian disaster. It is estimated that more than four million Syrians are now in dire need of assistance and that some two million people have been uprooted and displaced. Photographs and text by Peter Biro
Syrian refugee girls face adolescence amid uncertainty
IRC report calls aid levels for Syria crisis insufficient and spotlights forsaken urban refugees and ongoing sexual violence as issues that need urgent attention
14 Jan 2013
Nearly two years into Syria’s civil war, the region faces a staggering humanitarian disaster, requiring the international community to urgently scale up planning and funding for what is certain to be a long-term regional crisis, says the International Rescue Committee’s Commission on Syrian Refugees.