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Syrian Female-Headed Refugee Families Struggle to Survive

A new survey indicates more than 145,000 Syrian refugee families are headed by women who are struggling to make ends meet.  The survey carried out by the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan reports these households are caught in a spiral of poverty, isolation and fear.  The survey indicates one in four Syrian women who have been forced to flee their homes are faced with the grim prospect of spending their lives in exile alone, without a husband who...

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