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Millions of people have been forced to run for their lives, putting their families' safety on the line.
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A child from Bekaa Valley, where Oxfam is helping families who have fled Syria's conflict.
In Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, we're providing life-saving clean water, sanitation and vital support for families who have lost everything.
We're helping people arriving in Greece, Italy, Serbia and Macedonia by providing water, food, clothes and personal hygiene kits, as well as longer term psychological and legal support. And around the world, we're making sure that people fleeing conflict have the life-saving essentials they need.
We urgently need to scale up our work with refugees worldwide. We can't do this without your help.
Oxfam has reached more than 250,000 vulnerable people in Lebanon. We have:
Syrian children living in a settlement for refugees in Lebanon. Oxfam has reached more than 250,000 vulnerable people there.
We work in Za'atari refugee camp, where about 80,000 Syrian refugees are housed, and in Jordanian communities where Syrian refugees are hosted. Oxfam currently helps provide water to Za'atari's 12 districts, constructs toilets, and manages waste and the cleaning and maintenance of wash blocks. We also help teach good hygiene in the camp. We have:
A girl collects water in Jordan's Za'atari camp. Every day Oxfam provides 35 litres of water for each person in the camp.
Since 2013 Oxfam has helped ensure 1.5 million people have access to clean, safe water, by:
In Damascus, Oxfam is offering hygiene kits and good hygiene lessons to reduce the risk of disease.
Oxfam is working with partners to support people arriving in Italy from more than 15 countries. People who need our support include women and children who've made the journey alone.
We help provide:
More than 500 people land at the military port of Lampedusa, Italy.
In Serbia and Macedonia Oxfam has provided:
A distribution point for clothing and hygiene kits in Serbia.
On the island of Lesbos, Oxfam is supporting people who have fled violence and persecution. We've provided:
Every day boats from Turkey arrive at Lesbos, carrying about 50 people fleeing war or poverty.
Urgent action is needed to help Rohingya refugees hit by monsoon rains in camps in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, which have already caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 people, Oxfam said today.
In response to the UN Refugee Agency's announcement that the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide has risen above 68 million, Oxfam's Head of Humanitarian Advocacy and Campaigns Fionna Smyth said:
Children as young as 12 are being physically abused, detained and illegally returned to Italy by French border guards, according to a new report by Oxfam.
Commenting on the Home Office quarterly immigration statistics today, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam and the Refugee Council said in a statement:
"That 1,950 refugees living in the UK have been able to be reunited... Read more
The UK has welcomed only a third (32 percent) of its fair share of Syrian refugees when compared with the size of its economy, according to analysis by Oxfam. The finding comes as British ministers join counterparts in Brussels for the 'Supporting... Read more
The 6 richest countries which own half the world's wealth host less than 9% of refugees. Wealthy governments need to welcome more refugees and provide more support so they are safe.
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