When Fatimah*, 16, reached a refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing Syria, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: advocating for education and against child marriage amongst Syrian Refugees.
How does friendship fare in the face of war? Where once Rania, Hana and Ghosoun used to chat about everyday things such as upcoming weddings and their families, now their conversations revolve around survival.
Today we are reminded of the increasing number of Syrian refugee children being pulled out of school and into the workforce.
Young female Syrian refugees are fighting against child marriage and advocating for education instead. One such advocate spoke with CARE’s Johanna Mitscherlich.
International aid organisation CARE Australia is calling for urgent support to help provide blankets, heaters and warm clothes for Syrian refugee families facing a freezing winter.
Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp: Half a year on