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Yemeni children are a source of inspiration to us all. Credit: Oxfam

I believe in a better future for the Yemeni people. Despite the fact that over 3.1 million people were forced to flee because of the war, and the enormous number of people in dire need of basic services, I still see children smiling and trying to go on with their life. It is hard to know that so many more people need support, that there is not enough assistance, but these children are a source of inspiration to all of us and this is what keeps us going.

Jean Robert looks around, still unable to believe his eyes. ‘I never saw anything like it, the speed of it. Truly terrible.’

As we visit the families living in the most affected areas in Haiti, the destruction left by hurricane Matthew is more evident, as well as the urgent humanitarian needs of those affected. Destroyed schools and homes reduced to rubble have left thousands of families with absolutely nothing. You can help.

Le camp de Zataari, en Jordanie, accueille environ 80 000 réfugiés syriens. La moitié d'entre eux ont moins de 18 ans. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Josephine Liebl, Oxfam’s global policy lead on displacement, looks ahead to the UN Summit in New York in September – and looks back on a heady few weeks negotiating its outcome. While it goes some way, the Summit is the start of a long process and not the delivery of the solutions the world is waiting for.

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