CARE defines resilience as “the ability of people, households, communities, countries and systems to absorb, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses.”
This report focused on the following questions:
- What does resilience mean from the perspective of people living in Syria?
- How has the conflict affected the role of women within their families and communities (positively and negatively)?
- How does it relate to the humanitarian community’s and CARE’s definitions of resilience?
- What systems need to be strengthened to better support the resilience of households and communities in protracted crisis?
Understanding Resilience: Perspectives from Syrians
The results of this research are meant to contribute nuanced insight and in-depth understanding of resilience in Syria, in order to both inform humanitarian efforts, as well as to reflect on CARE’s Resilience Framework which provided the framework for analysis.