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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...

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. ...

World Refugee Day - a time to remember

World Refugee Day (20 June) is especially poignant this year, as we stop to remember the victims of the escalating Syria Crisis: now more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan,...

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