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Graph showing increase in Syrian refugee numbers

Why Syria is Oxfam’s number one priority

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History has been made

Congratulations! After ten very long years of campaigning, passion and unbelievable determination from Oxfam supporters in the UK, yesterday the world voted overwhelmingly for an Arms Trade Treaty...

One million Syrian refugees have been forced to flee conflict

By now, many of you will have heard about the staggering increase in the number of Syrian refugees, which is dominating today's news. This morning, the UN announced that the number of people...

Interview with a Syrian refugee

Samira. Photo: Luca Sola Samira is a Syrian refugee. She arrived three days ago. She's living in a self-made shelter with just one room, which she shares with 12 other people. ...

A refuge from Syria conflict still brings misery for thousands in Lebanon

Take a look at the hands of married women who've fled Syria to take refuge in neighbouring Lebanon and you'll notice that almost all aren't wearing any jewellery. Many families fled the...

Getting our Gaza message out in the heat of the moment

Some days our creative team gets a week or two to develop a great idea into a thing of beauty. And some days, they get an hour to work up critical creative with the power to change lives. Yesterday...

Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

New survey reveals Somalia’s food crisis remains critical and likely to worsen in coming months

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country...

Yemen: Rafiqa's story

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in Abyan, Yemen, in the last year because of ongoing conflict. I spoke to Rafiqa, who recently fled her village and sought refuge...

"I miss my husband": DR Congo refugees seek safety in Uganda

As vast swathes of eastern DR Congo descend further into chaos with little government or security presence, people continue to flee to escape killing, rape, looting and extortion committed by...

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