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Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% of refugees from Syria by end of 2015

Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least the most vulnerable 5 per cent of refugees from Syria currently...

The Middle East sits on a precipice as conflicts and politics take their toll

There are over 28 million people who need humanitarian aid in the Middle East, nearly half the UK population, Oxfam says today. The figures drawn from Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and...

Oxfam's response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria

In response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria and the regional refugee crisis today, Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the crisis in Syria and Iraq, said: ...

Oxfam response to record numbers of displaced people

Reacting to the largest number of displaced people in world since the Second World War, Jane Cocking, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director said: ...

Oxfam response to UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's resignation

In response to UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's briefing of the Security Council today, Andy Baker, who heads up Oxfam's response to the Syria Crisis,...

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery launches Oxfam's Syrian winter appeal

Today, British actress Michelle Dockery helps Oxfam launch a major appeal to help families affected by the Syria Crisis get through the harsh winter months - and beyond. Temperatures...

Oxfam response to announcement of Geneva peace conference

Nigel Timmins, who is heading up Oxfam's response to the Syria Crisis, said: "This announcement is long overdue. The international community now needs to make sure that the proposed date...

Debt levels spiralling out of control as refugees from Syria slip further into poverty, says report

Survey of refugees tells of children missing education and adults fearing they may never work again - or be able to pay back money they owe A new survey of more than 1500...

Oxfam's response to Telegraph article about Syria donations

Reacting to the Daily Telegraph's story "Charity Millions Going to Syrian Terror Groups", Oxfam's Humanitarian Director Jane Cocking said: "The Telegraph's claim...

Oxfam response to Nick Clegg announcing £100m of aid to Syria

In response to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's commitment at the UN General Assembly to give an extra £100m of humanitarian aid to Syria, Oxfam's Chief Executive Mark Goldring said:  ...

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