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Millions of people have been forced to run for their lives, putting their families' safety on the line.
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A child from Bekaa Valley, where Oxfam is helping families who have fled Syria's conflict.
In Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, we're providing life-saving clean water, sanitation and vital support for families who have lost everything.
We're helping people arriving in Greece, Italy, Serbia and Macedonia by providing water, food, clothes and personal hygiene kits, as well as longer term psychological and legal support. And around the world, we're making sure that people fleeing conflict have the life-saving essentials they need.
We urgently need to scale up our work with refugees worldwide. We can't do this without your help.
Oxfam has reached more than 250,000 vulnerable people in Lebanon. We have:
Syrian children living in a settlement for refugees in Lebanon. Oxfam has reached more than 250,000 vulnerable people there.
We work in Za'atari refugee camp, where about 80,000 Syrian refugees are housed, and in Jordanian communities where Syrian refugees are hosted. Oxfam currently helps provide water to Za'atari's 12 districts, constructs toilets, and manages waste and the cleaning and maintenance of wash blocks. We also help teach good hygiene in the camp. We have:
A girl collects water in Jordan's Za'atari camp. Every day Oxfam provides 35 litres of water for each person in the camp.
Since 2013 Oxfam has helped ensure 2.8 million people have access to clean, safe water, by:
In Damascus, Oxfam is offering hygiene kits and good hygiene lessons to reduce the risk of disease.
Oxfam is working with partners to support people arriving in Italy from more than 15 countries. People who need our support include women and children who've made the journey alone.
We help provide:
More than 500 people land at the military port of Lampedusa, Italy.
In Serbia and Macedonia Oxfam has provided:
A distribution point for clothing and hygiene kits in Serbia.
On the island of Lesbos, Oxfam is supporting people who have fled violence and persecution. We've provided:
Every day boats from Turkey arrive at Lesbos, carrying about 50 people fleeing war or poverty.
More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo have been without running water for five days, as battles rage around key water infrastructure and power to pumping stations is cut, leaving civilians at risk of water-borne diseases, Oxfam warned today.
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Responding to the attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo, Andy Baker, Oxfam's lead for the Syria Crisis Response, said:
British indie band Editors visited Greece this week with Oxfam to meet people forced to flee their homes. The trip was ahead of a public march demanding action to support refugees taking place in central London tomorrow (17 September 2016).
Photo: Oxfam supporters handing in UK Stand As One petition Credit: Chris Worrall
The world is experiencing the biggest displacement crisis since the end of World War II. Poverty and natural disasters, conflict and violence are forcing unprecedented... Read more
Almost four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another Oxfam said today ahead of two summits being held in New York next week (19, 20 September) aimed at addressing the refugee crisis.
The 6 richest countries which own half the world's wealth host less than 9% of refugees. Wealthy governments need to welcome more refugees and provide more support so they are safe.
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