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Three years of Syria conflict: We need a turning point toward peace

Blog: Three years of Syria conflict: We need a turning point toward peace

Nigel Timmins is Oxfam’s deputy humanitarian director. He heads the organization’s response to the Syria crisis. Here, he reflects on his personal experiences working with Syrians.

The story of Sabeen, who fled Syria just 24 hours after giving birth to her baby, will stay with me forever.

Syria peace talks: After 1,000 days of conflict, a glimmer of hope?

Blog: Syria peace talks: After 1,000 days of conflict, a glimmer of hope?

The numbers generated by the ongoing conflict in Syria are truly shocking. This Monday, 9 December, will be the 1000th day of the conflict in Syria. In that time, over 100,000 people have lost their lives. More than 2 million Syrians have had to flee the country. Another 6 and a half million still within Syria have had to leave their homes. Nearly half the population are now in need of humanitarian assistance.

The pressure mounts for Syria peace talks

Blog: The pressure mounts for Syria peace talks

Thanks to support from people like you in over 150 countries, Oxfam and partners have now gathered over 100,000 signatures calling for urgent progress on Syria peace talks. That’s roughly equivalent to one for every man, woman and child killed in the conflict to date.

Ramadan - counting my blessings

Blog: Ramadan - counting my blessings

As Ramadan begins, Oxfam's Jonaid Jilani remembers colleagues in the field, and those less fortunate than ourselves, with a special thought for the millions of Syrian refugees displaced by conflict.

The time of year is upon us again where many, like my family, will be observing the holy month of Ramadan and abstaining from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

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