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Adnan and his wife and children rest safely in Glasgow, while his brother and sister are unable to leave Syria.

Safe at last - a children's tale

Adnan had to leave his home in Syria in 2015. He arrived in the UK in November 2015, and was granted leave to remain in Glasgow in June 2016.Three months later, his wife, son (5) and daughter (7)...

Syria crisis: "How many more children…?"

Only 1.39 per cent of Syrian refugees a are resettled by rich countries. Joelle Bassoul shares the story of a family living in a suburb of Amman in Jordan, waiting to be resettled in the US. ...

Oxfam volunteers and Syrian children in Zaatari camp built kites on Monday 7th March and decorated them with Doves, as part of the solidarity campaign #withSyria. Credit: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Syria five years on: hope in the darkness

OPINION: Five years into the Syria conflict, good news has been a rare commodity for millions of people affected by that catastrophic war. Is there any hope? Shaheen Chughtai weighs up the...

Syria's refugees: The pigeon trainer of Zaatari

After fleeing Syria with his seven children three years ago, Jamal Alhamad has been left with next to nothing. Since then he has been in the Zaatari refugee camp, along with 80,000 other Syrians,...

Syria crisis: The Za'atari women's bazaar

The recent arrival of thousands of refugees from Syria to Europe and images of children, men and women risking their lives to seek asylum has reminded the international community of the devastating...

Mark Goldring: A thought provoking trip to Syria and Lebanon

Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, has just returned from a short visit to Syria and Lebanon where he helped negotiate extending the charity's work in Syria and spoke out in the media about the...

Together we must stand with #WithSyria

The enormity of the suffering of the Syrian people over the past four years has reached a devastating peak, leaving over 200,000 dead, a nearly unbelievable 11 million displaced, cities splintered...

Syria: a stain on the conscience of the world

Ignored Security Council resolutions, escalating conflict and political inertia: Syria's suffering civilians deserve better Enormous numbers have had to flee violence in Syria. People...

Syrian mothers: building hope out of shattered lives

After 4 years of conflict, governments around the world must not abandon the Syrian people. ...

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...

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