Syria

Hani* and his siblings outside their family’s tent in a community for displaced people in Herjalleh, Syria. Photo: Dania Kareh/Oxfam

Blog: In Syria, delivering water - and hope - in a 'time of great need'

Seven years after the Syria crisis began, families are struggling to access necessities, like water, food, and medicine. Through your support, we're delivering clean water to Hani and his family, and thousands more who fled the violence in East Ghouta.

Aleppo, Syria. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Syria crisis seven years on: How can we go back to a Syria that no longer exists?

Seven long years after the Syria crisis began, the conflict continues to be marked by enormous human suffering, relentless destruction and a blatant disregard for human rights. Time is long overdue for world leaders to do more to protect and assist civilians and prioritize a political solution to the conflict.

Blog: Syria: Civilians in urgent need as violence escalates in Ghouta

Aid agencies have been allowed virtually no access to Eastern Ghouta, despite the clear need for emergency relief - Oxfam's Syria Country Director reports from Damascus.

A portrait of Jemaa Al Halayal and his two-year-old daughter, Lebanon. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam, Sept 2015

Blog: Searching for safety: lessons from Syria's refugees

What is life like for Syrian refugees in Lebanon? Oxfam conducted research to find out how safe refugees feel and to understand the challenges they face. For researcher Nour Shawaf it was a humbling process.

Warda lives in a tent in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, with her child Jaafar and husband Hassan, after leaving their home in Syria. Credit: Joelle Bassoul/Oxfam

Blog: Behind the five million ‘Syrian refugee’ tags are individual stories of love, loss, and hope

Half of Syria's pre-war population of 22 million has been uprooted. Behind each of the 'numbers' lies a very personal story.

Photos: Abed and his family who fled Syria to find safety. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: As Syria refugees wait for resettlement, how many more children will die from preventable deaths?

Only 1.39 percent of Syrian refugees have been resettled by rich countries. Joelle Bassoul, Oxfam Media Advisor, Syria Response, shares the moving story of a family living in a suburb of Amman in Jordan, waiting to be resettled in the US.

Zaatari camp. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: Rich Countries Must Do Their Fair Share for Syrian Refugees

In almost five years Syria has become the epicenter of the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, causing 4.6 million people to flee the country for their lives and 6.8 million more to be displaced internally. Governments meeting in London today must do everything they can to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the Syria crisis, ensure that innocent civilians are protected, and help to create jobs and education for refugees.

A Syrian boy stands in front of his family’s flooded tent in a settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Credit: Oxfam, 6 January 2016

Blog: As winter settles in, refugees from Syria face increasing hardship

Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria have seen another winter descend on the Middle East, for some this is their fifth away from home in increasingly difficult living conditions. Oxfam is there.

Oxfam water system, Hama, Syria, June 2015. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam improving access to safe water in Syria

Oxfam has been working with Syria's Ministry of Water Resources for the past 18 months by drilling wells, repairing old and damaged water networks and trucking water. We have managed to reach more than one million people with clean water, and we are trying to double the number.

Abu Anas y su familia. Foto: Yasmine Chawaf/Oxfam

Blog: Four million Syrian refugees registered across the border: When will this end?

Today the number of Syria's refugees has passed 4 million, creating a massive strain on host communities and the public services and infrastructure on which they rely. Unfortunately, the generosity of Syria’s neighbors has been taken for granted for too long, and refugees are increasingly paying the price.

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