Dispatches from the Field

Addressing Child Separation in Syria

Support services can help children facing separation go to school, access healthcare, and even reunite with family members. Safa, 6, was separated from her parents in Syria during the ongoing civil war. In 2021, she arrived at a camp in Northeast Syria (NES) without a family to call her own.

Creating Livelihoods in Displacement

“Today, after four years in the camp, I have a new career.” Most of the 67,000 residents at a displacement camp in northeast Syria were forced to flee their homes to escape war and violence. As they adapt to life in the camp, residents—many of whom were once doctors, engineers, and teachers—struggle to find employment as earning opportunities in the camp require different skill sets.