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One guarded entrance to the talks

Syrian peace talks: a time for hope?

Things are hotting up in Montreux, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where Oxfam campaigners are among the hundreds of diplomats, journalists, civil society and solidarity groups gathering for the beginning...

Meeting Grandma Goat

Amy Christian is in Lebanon meeting Syrian refugee families supported by Oxfam's response to the Syrian crisis. She meets a 90-year-old grandmother and her granddaughters, desperate to go home...

Mountains can't come together but people can

Oxfam's Amy Christian has been seeing for herself how your donations are helping to support people who have fled conflict in Syria. Here, she describes her experience of meeting two Syrian refugees,...

Syrian refugees: the lives of others

Freelance photographer Sam Tarling has been covering the story of the Syrian refugee crisis for over two years and is currently on assignment with Oxfam in Lebanon. These are his personal thoughts...

Lebanon: Syrian refugee Mohammed tends his small garden.

Lebanon: green fingers and a little magic

Oxfam is helping Syrian refugees arriving in Lebanon looking for safe shelter. Amy Christian meets one family among thousands, trying to prepare as best they can for the approaching winter. ...

Ramadan - a great time to give

Ramadan is a great time for Muslims to give to charity. This year, there are few causes more deserving than the plight of nearly 2 million Syrian refugees, writes Sara Chaudhry. ...

Celebrating Ramadan... and dreaming of home

Earlier this month, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon invited Oxfam's Karl Schembri into their temporary homes to see how they are celebrating Ramadan. ...

Sam's stories from Syria

At Oxfam we have a library of images collected from every one of the countries we work in. Some sad, some beautiful, some that manage to sum up a situation better than words could. We have this wonderful...

Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Ramadan - counting my blessings

As Ramadan begins, Oxfam's Jonaid Jilani will be remembering colleagues in the field, and those less fortunate than ourselves, with a special thought for the millions of Syrian refugees displaced...

An Oxfam aid helicopter touches down in Banda Aceh, 2005.

A Very British Appeal

Recommended viewing this week is a fascinating documentary on the work of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which has just turned 50. This is an extraordinary organisation that brings together...

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