Jane Beesley

Programme Communications - Humanitarian

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Philippines: Christmas after Typhoon Haiyan - rise up, stand up

Oxfam's Jane Beesley reports on a Christmas  different from other years, among the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. ...

Reema's question: Is there anyone out there to hear me?

Two questions Reema asked keep coming back to me. "Are you seeing what is happening in Syria?" and "What would you tell the children of Syria about their country?" ...

Syria crisis: Reema's last day at home

Amongst Reema's poems and drawings there is something unexpected.  It is something she decided she wanted to write about. It's titled, 'My last day at home'. ...

Syria Crisis: We are not alone

"So mummy are we beggars now?" is a question Sahra's daughters asked her. It's virtually the first thing she tells us when we visit her and other women refugees in Shabreeha, South...

A small green book: Reema's poetry

In my hands I hold a small green book. It feels very precious. I've been to see Reema ('The girl whose face you'll never see') and she's let me borrow her book of poems...

Syria crisis: Reema, a girl whose face you'll never see

Today I met a girl whose face you'll never see because she's too scared about what will happen when she returns to Syria, "I don't want my photograph to be taken because I'm...