Oxfam's response in Lebanon
In Lebanon, Oxfam is providing aid to Syrian refugees in the form of cash assistance to pay for safe accomodation, basic household goods, and winter clothing. The money is being transferred directly to families via money transfer firm Western Union.
We are also distributing vouchers which people can exchange for hygiene products such as soap and washing powder as well as food in local shops. We are improving water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in various locations across Lebanon, to ensure people, many of whom are living in temporary settlements, can access safe water and sanitation facilities.
We are expanding our programme to include support for a new surge of refugees into Arsal in northern Lebanon.
Oxfam is also working with a local NGO, Najdeh, to provide psycho-social support to women refugees living in Palestinian camps.
Survey of Syrian refugees in Lebanon (22 Nov 2013)
Oxfam's response in Jordan
In Jordan, the focus of our efforts has been Za'atari camp, where over 100,000 Syrians have settled. Oxfam is responsible for both the installation and ongoing maintenance of much of the water supply and sanitation facilities across the camp.
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We are also working with the vulnerable refugees who are living outside the camp in informal settlements - mainly tents - providing cash support. We have now started to help Syrian refugee families in host communities with cash to help them pay their rent. ATM cards will be given to refugees so they can withdraw the money themselves. Hygiene products are also being distributed as well as water filters to ensure people have safe water to drink.
Oxfam's response in Syria
Inside Syria, we have fixed up several damaged industrial water treatment systems, which are pumping nearly 10 million litres of water a day to towns outside Damascus, including the camp at Yarmouk.
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Update: January 2014
Oxfam's campaigning work
Oxfam has been calling on the international community to provide more aid, and take steps towards a just, sustainable peace in Syria.
See the blogs below for the most up-to-date information on our campaigning work for a peace process.