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Syria crisis: "How many more children…?"

Only 1.39 per cent of Syrian refugeesa are resettled by rich countries. Joelle Bassoul shares the story of a family living in a suburb of Amman in Jordan, waiting to be resettled in the US. ...

Oxfam volunteers and Syrian children in Zaatari camp built kites on Monday 7th March and decorated them with Doves, as part of the solidarity campaign #withSyria. Credit: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Syria five years on: hope in the darkness

OPINION: Five years into the Syria conflict, good news has been a rare commodity for millions of people affected by that catastrophic war. Is there any hope? Shaheen Chughtai weighs up the...

Syria's refugees: The pigeon trainer of Zaatari

After fleeing Syria with his seven children three years ago, Jamal Alhamad has been left with next to nothing. Since then he has been in the Zaatari refugee camp, along with 80,000 other Syrians,...

Syria crisis: The Za'atari women's bazaar

The recent arrival of thousands of refugees from Syria to Europe and images of children, men and women risking their lives to seek asylum has reminded the international community of the devastating...

Mark Goldring: A thought provoking trip to Syria and Lebanon

Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, has just returned from a short visit to Syria and Lebanon where he helped negotiate extending the charity's work in Syria and spoke out in the media about the...

Syria: a stain on the conscience of the world

Ignored Security Council resolutions, escalating conflict and political inertia: Syria's suffering civilians deserve better Enormous numbers have had to flee violence in Syria. People...

Syrian mothers: building hope out of shattered lives

After 4 years of conflict, governments around the world must not abandon the Syrian people. ...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Demand an end to indiscriminate attacks in Syria

No film will ever capture the gruesome reality of daily attacks on schools, hospitals, and homes in Syria. Reports of yet another deadly rocket attack do not tell us of the constant fear and grief...

Hand washing day organised by Oxfam and other INGOs at Zaatari camp in Jordan, October 2013. Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Getting water to Zaatari during drought season

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat...

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