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Emergencies don't happen one at a time

I've recently been spending some of my time processing photos from the recent flash flooding in India. In recent months, we've been concentrating our fundraising efforts on our Syria campaign,...

Design a Bog Day

We need designers, manufacturers and inventors to create the emergency sanitation kit of the future. Join us on 13 September 2013 and design latrines and taps which could save lives in disaster situations...

Are you going to a festival? Show your love for Syria!

I'm off to Glastonbury today and before I go, I wanted to make sure fellow festival-goers have heard about Oxfam's Love Syria campaign.  Over the summer, Oxfam campaigners will be getting...

Stories from the Oxfam archive: Lebanon in 1950s and 1960s

A few weeks ago we came across a box of photos in our archive labelled 'Middle East'. In it were hundreds of photos from Lebanon, Jordan and Syria showing the work Oxfam had been doing there...

UK's top musicians 'share for Syria' by releasing their favourite playlists

Starting today, we're pleased to announce that some of the UK's top bands will be sharing some of their favourite tunes from their record collections on our blog. ...

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...

Have you ever shared your bathroom with 50 people?

A few days ago, a colleague sent over a link to a blog post written by Farah, our engineer working in Za'atari camp, Jordan. The camp is now 'home' to 120,000 Syrian refugees....

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...

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