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Syria Crisis Appeal – latest blogs

Get the latest information about the Syria crisis and reports on Oxfam's work with refugees fleeing violence in Syria.

Latest blogs on the Syria crisis

Welcoming refugees in Wales

Every time I check the news there's another story of crisis. In Yemen, 7 million people are facing food shortages and millions of people in Syria have fled their homes to seek safety. ... Read more

Population three quarters the size of UK in need of aid across Middle East

More than 47 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in the Middle East at the close of 2016, equivalent to three quarters of the UK population, Oxfam said today.

Less than 3 per cent of 5 million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries

Less than three per cent of nearly five million refugees living in Syria's neighbouring states have been resettled in rich countries according to a report published today by Oxfam. The UK has... Read more

Reaction: Reports of civilians being executed in East Aleppo are deeply concerning

Andy Baker, Oxfam's Syria Crisis Response Manager, said:

Oxfam quote on East Aleppo

Andy Baker, Oxfam's Syria Crisis Response manager, said:

Thousands of people in besieged East Aleppo under attack with little food water and healthcare

Oxfam provides new generator to improve water supply to the city

More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo without running water for five days

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... Read more

'No excuse' for attack on an aid convoy in Syria

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:

Reaction to Syria ceasefire

In response to the Syria ceasefire, Andy Baker, Oxfam's Syria Crisis Response manager said:

The refugee crisis has a name, has a face

Photo: Matt at an informal settlement in North Bekaa Matt Hemsley, Oxfam Cymru's Campaigns and Advocacy Manager is spending the week in Lebanon, learning more about the refugee crisis.  ... Read more