CARE takes part in Dubai summit
Dubai, March 25, 2013
CARE International, a leading humanitarian organization known for its fight against global poverty, will share its new humanitarian strategy with partners and discuss collaboration opportunities at the 10th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2013) which opened today (March 25).
To be held till March 27 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, the conference theme will focus on building effective and sustainable partnerships in humanitarian assistance and development activities.
CARE’s humanitarian director, Barbara Jackson, will discuss why it is vital to focus on the Syrian humanitarian crisis besides the CARE response to this crisis, and how this is affecting neighboring Jordan.
Jackson pointed out that the displacement of over one million Syrian civilians by the continuing crisis was a human disaster on an epic scale.
"Neighbouring countries are struggling to cope with this influx of desperate Syrians – many of whom are women and children fleeing the conflict," she added.
When asked what could be done to mitigate the crisis in Syria, Jackson said, "Care urgently needs additional funding support to continue our life-saving assistance in Jordan where we are scaling up our response to meet the demands of the Syrian refugees in key cities around the country."
"With over 300,000 refugees in Jordan, CARE needs the support and partnership of regional institutions to help address the increasing need" she stated.-TradeArabia News Service