The enormity of the suffering of the Syrian people over the past five years has reached a devastating peak, and Oxfam campaigners have come together over the years to show politicians that they won't stand by while the country and its people continue to suffer.
In 2014, vigils were held from London to Darfur to refugee camps in Jordan. The voices were diverse, but the call was one of unity: "Leaders, do everything you can to make sure the people of Syria do not lose another year to bloodshed and suffering" -- a cry that culminated with the UK International Development Minister, Justine Greening, promising that the 'UK will continue to do everything it can to prevent another year of suffering.'
In 2015 we ramped up our calls for action, and 55,000 supporters added their voice to our petition calling on world leaders to act, and a further 400,000 watched our powerful film
about a little boy who grows up to be a hero for his people.