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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...

Candelit vigil for Syria

You can often find an interesting lunchtime talk to go along to when you're working in Oxfam House. Today's talk was on the Syria Crisis.  One of the things that stood out for me was...

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...

The coldest winter in 20 years for Syrian refugees

Photo: Ahmed, Mohammed Sami in the small room in which they live (with their mother and five more relatives), Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Photo: Luca Sola As donors met in Kuwait to pledge...

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...

Happy to see a heater: at Al Jaleel camp, Syria

Hanin Handan, her husband Rasmi, and their son. Currently they live just outside Al Jaleel camp in the wider Palestinian neighbourhood. After their home was burned down during the fighting they fled...

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