Syria crisis

Banksy creates a new image of hope to stand #WithSyria

Blog: Banksy creates a new image of hope to stand #WithSyria

Popular British graffiti artist Banksy has shown his support for the #WithSyria campaign by reworking his iconic image of a little girl with a balloon, entitled ‘There is Always Hope’, to show a Syrian child.

The Geneva II peace process for Syria - reflections from the shore of Lake Geneva

Blog: The Geneva II peace process for Syria - reflections from the shore of Lake Geneva

Nestling between picturesque snow-capped mountains and the shimmering waters of Lake Geneva lies the Swiss town of Montreux, which hosted the opening day of the Syria peace talks just a few short weeks ago.

Missing from Geneva II talks: The illicit arms fueling Syria’s conflict

Blog: Missing from Geneva II talks: The illicit arms fueling Syria’s conflict

A conflict that began almost four years ago in the political turmoil of the Arab Spring has morphed into a multi-sided war, fuelled by guns, bombs, and ammunition from far beyond Syria’s borders.

Geneva II peace talks: Can shuttle diplomacy bring peace to Syria?

Blog: Geneva II peace talks: Can shuttle diplomacy bring peace to Syria?

Oxfam press officer Zahra Akkerhuys was in the media center at he UN’s headquarters in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations, as the first day of talks between the Syrian Government and Opposition unfolded. Here, she talks about her day:

Montreux readies for the Geneva II peace talks on Syria. Photo: Nick Bryer/Oxfam

Blog: Syria peace talks: A time for hope

Things are hotting up in Montreux, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where Oxfam campaigners are among the hundreds of diplomats, journalists, civil society and solidarity groups gathering for the beginning of the long awaited ‘Geneva II’ peace talks for Syria.

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.

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