Syria Crisis Appeal – latest blogs

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Latest blogs on the Syria crisis

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:

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:

What does it feel like to be a refugee? Perceptions from Jordan

On World Refugee Day we hear from Alexandra Saieh, Oxfam's policy officer for our Syria crisis response in Jordan, as she reflects on our recent research on the perceptions of displaced Syrians... Read more

Why peace in Syria is dependent on women's inclusion

Jane Remme, our regional gender adviser for the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States, attended this week's summit on sexual violence in conflict and came away inspired by the... Read more

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,... Read more

Danny Alexander MP backs Oxfam Inverness’s Syria campaign

One of our Shop Campaign Champions David Smith proved just how much they can achieve when Highland MP Danny Alexander visited our outlet in Inverness last month (March 21) to back their campaign... Read more

Children’s hopes for the future of Syria take to the skies to mark the third anniversary of the crisis

As the third anniversary of the Syria crisis approaches, it is impossible not to be affected by the plight of millions of children caught in the cross-fire, fleeing with families or beginning their... Read more