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Latest blogs on the Syria crisis

Aid for Syrian refugees needs to extend to support host countries

As millions of Syrians are now taking refuge in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, the infrastructure and public services are feeling the strain. Here, Camilla Jelbart Mosse outlines why there... Read more

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... Read more

We applaud aid to Syria, but it is not enough

On November 26, Oxfam joined with 30 organisations to write an open letter to David Cameron calling for an increase on our pledge to resettle Syrian refugees. Here, we republish the letter in full.... Read more

Teaching Conflict, Peace and Remembrance Day

This Remembrance Day many of us will choose to spend time reflecting on the soldiers and civilians killed or otherwise affected by the First World War. It is hard to believe that a war so embedded... Read more

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long... Read more

Going urban - aid must adapt to shifting refugee trends

Humanitarian aid is usually associated with camps and emergency shelters, both in terms of the images shown and the concentration of aid workers. However, with the numbers of refugees living in cities... Read more

Demand an end to indiscriminate attacks in Syria

No film will ever capture the gruesome reality of daily attacks on schools, hospitals, and homes in Syria. Reports of yet another deadly rocket attack do not tell us of the constant fear and grief... Read more

Getting water to Zaatari during drought season

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat... Read more

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... Read more

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: