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Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) provides urgently-needed help to academics in immediate danger, those forced into exile, and many who choose to work on in their home countries despite serious risks. 

Cara also supports higher education institutions whose work is at risk or compromised.

What's happening at Cara


How I fled bombed Aleppo to continue my career in science

Aleppo University after a missile strike, January 2013

“I couldn’t feel more helpless, more hopeless. And I knew I would have to leave.”

Sham University, near Azaz, north-west Syria

“I felt good. I felt human.”


Cara 2023 Fellowship Programme Video