Syria Crisis Appeal – Oxfam appeals for further help

Posted by Julie Cole PA to Head of Oxfam Cymru

23rd May 2013

Lebanon: Samira arrives from Syria. Picture: Luca Sola / Oxfam

Oxfam Cymru would like to thank the many people across Wales for their generous response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. But with the situation escalating Oxfam is appealing for more funds with the aim of helping 650,000 people over the coming 12 months. This crisis is now Oxfam's number one priority. 

Why?

The statistics are stark:

Nearly seven million people need humanitarian assistance in Syria;

More than 1.4 million refugees have now fled and are in desperate need of shelter, food and water;

8,000 people are fleeing Syria every day;

Violence is continuing to escalate with explosives often targeting heavily populated areas.

What are we doing?

Oxfam is on the ground in Jordon and Lebanon providing emergency assistance to refugees. We are providing people with safe water and sanitation, housing and shelter and meeting people's basic needs.

But that's not all.

Oxfam knows that there needs to be a long term solution which is why we are lobbying hard for more international aid and an international commitment to bring lasting peace.

Please help us

Donate now:

Or Text SYRIA to 70066 to donate £5

Messages will be charged at £5, plus one message at your standard message rate

Did you know £5 can help give someone access to a blanket, mattress and pillow, £10 can help give someone access to a clean, safe toilet and £20 can help provide shelter for someone?

Sign the Syria petition:  The British Government have already pledged a further £30 million in humanitarian aid due to public pressure

Find out more:

- Our response

- Katy Wright in Lebanon

- Reema, a girl you'll never see

- Videos:

Diolch yn fawr / Thank you

Blog post written by Julie Cole

PA to Head of Oxfam Cymru

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