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This week at Oxfam, 15-19 April 2013

This time last week, we posted the first update on the week's events in Oxfam House.  We got a good response to it, so it's nice to be able to bring you the next one!  It feels...

Syria Crisis: Helping people with disabilities in Zaatari Camp

Jordan's sprawling desert refugee camp, Zaatari, is now home to over 170,000 Syrian refugees.  Adapting to life there is hard  for all refugees, but especially so for those with disabilities...

This week at Oxfam, 8-12 April 2013

A lot happens in Oxfam House over the course of a week. And it's interesting stuff.  When you're working in an international organisation that has loads of great events, campaigns and...

Supporting Syrian families with works of art

As the Syria Crisis continues to grow, the different things people are doing to support families caught up in the crisis are helping to inspire hope. Syrian-born artist, Issam Kourbaj, has been exhibiting...

Syria Crisis Appeal: Crossing the border

This week, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched its Syria Crisis Appeal.  The DEC is made up of 14 charities, including Oxfam, and it makes the decision to pool the fundraising efforts...

Taking over Twitter from Zaatari Refugee Camp

On 1 February, 25-year-old Hasan Hariri took over Oxfam's Twitter page to give us an insight into a day in the life of a Syrian refugee living in Zaatari camp in Jordan.  On Thursday, there...

A woman on a mission to help Syrian refugees

In Jordan's Zaatari camp, home to 146,000 Syrian refugees, Oxfam's female engineer, Farah Al-Basha, is a woman on a mission. She is working amid a sea of male construction and site workers...

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...

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