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,...

A day in the life of a Stories, Film & Photography Project Manager

A little while ago, I mentioned that I was going to start a Day in the Life feature on the blog. I wanted to use the blog not only to update you on the work Oxfam is doing, but also the people that...

Reema's question: Is there anyone out there to hear me?

Two questions Reema asked keep coming back to me. "Are you seeing what is happening in Syria?" and "What would you tell the children of Syria about their country?" ...

WOW! What a day...

Little did I know when I woke up on Saturday morning that I would be so moved and inspired by the Big IF London. I knew it was going to be a good day, but it was spectacular beyond what I had imagined. ...

Syria crisis: Reema's last day at home

Amongst Reema's poems and drawings there is something unexpected.  It is something she decided she wanted to write about. It's titled, 'My last day at home'. ...

Love Syria and win tickets to Glastonbury

It's the hottest ticket of the summer, and as usual Glastonbury sold out ridiculously quickly this year. But there's one last chance for you to win a pair of tickets to the UK's biggest...

Syria Crisis: We are not alone

"So mummy are we beggars now?" is a question Sahra's daughters asked her. It's virtually the first thing she tells us when we visit her and other women refugees in Shabreeha, South...

There is hunger right on our doorstep

Though the UK is the seventh richest country in the world, half a million households right here on our doorstep need emergency food aid. ...

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