Diaa', a Syrian refugee living in the Za'atari Camp, is a team supervisor in the Superadobe construction project that is bringing temperature-resistant homes to the camp. Photo: Nesma Nsour/Oxfam

Blog: These five Oxfam innovations are changing the way people fight poverty

From futuristic homes that adjust to extreme temperatures to apps that allow refugees to speak up for their own needs, here are just a few of the creative solutions implemented by Oxfam and our partners on the ground to help vulnerable communities take on new obstacles.

A water community group meeting in Allan, Salt governorate, Jordan. Credit: Alixandra Buck/Oxfam

Blog: How one community in Jordan is raising women's voices - and ensuring clean water is not wasted

With the support of Global Affairs Canada, Oxfam is working with community members, partners, and the Government of Jordan to improve water governance. And now the voices of the community's women are being heard.

Emad and his family fled from the conflict in Syria, to Jordan in September 2012. Credit: Khalid Said/Oxfam

Blog: Syria: wealthy governments meeting in Kuwait hold the key to survival for millions

It is difficult not to feel overwhelmed in the

Strong winds blew the roof off the shelter that housed Yehia, a farmer from Syria, and his family. Credit: Oriol Andres/Oxfam

Blog: Winter storm and increased border restrictions bring new challenges to conflict-weary Syrian refugees

With our partners in Lebanon and Jordan, we work to reach refugee families hit hard by torrents of rain and snow.

La recién nacida Limar con sus padres, Liqaa' y Basel

Blog: El día en que nació nuestro querido bebé

Mientras el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados anunciaba el martes que el número de refugiados sirios registrados que ha huido de Siria ha alcanzado los dos millones, te traemos noticias más felices de nuestra querida amiga Liqaa’. 

Newborn Limar with her parents Liqaa and Bassel

Blog: Two million Syrian refugees – and another sweet new baby is born

As the United Nations High Commission on Refugees announced on Tuesday that the number of registered refugees fleeing Syria has reached 2 million, we bring you some happier news about our friend Liqaa.

If you’ve been following our campaign for a political solution to the crisis in Syria, you’ll know that Liqaa agreed to be the face of our campaign when she moved to Za’atari refugee camp, heavily pregnant, earlier this year.

L’énergie solaire en aide aux réfugiés syriens

Blog: L’énergie solaire en aide aux réfugiés syriens

Pour les Syriennes et Syriens réfugiés au camp de Zaatari, en Jordanie, le soleil est source de sécurité nocturne.

Regardez attentivement cette photo, plus haut. Les réverbères ne vous semblent-ils pas inhabituels ? Les lampadaires que vous voyez en arrière-plan de cette photo (prise au début du mois dans le camp de réfugiés de Zaatari, en Jordanie) fonctionnent en fait à l’énergie solaire et ont été fournis par Oxfam afin de renforcer la sécurité des résidents.

How solar power is helping Syrian refugees

Blog: How solar power is helping Syrian refugees

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, the sun’s light means safer nights.

Look closely at the photo above. Notice anything different about those lampposts? In fact, the lights in the background of the photo—which was taken in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp earlier this month—are actually solar-powered lamps installed by Oxfam to help improve residents’ safety.

100,000 deaths in Syria and counting - Time for peace

Blog: 100,000 deaths in Syria and counting - Time for peace

The number of reported deaths in Syria continues to rise relentlessly. This time last year the figure was hovering around 20,000. That was bad enough – but no one could have imagined that within 12 months the total would have topped 100,000, with more, inevitably, to come.

Liqaa’ is a friend of mine

Blog: Liqaa’ is a friend of mine

Meet Liqaa. She’s a 23 year old English literature graduate from Syria. She’s recently married, and expecting her first child soon. She’s also the face of a new global petition calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama to make urgent progress on the Syria peace talks they promised.


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