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Syria Crisis Appeal – latest blogs

Get the latest information about the Syria crisis and reports on Oxfam's work with refugees fleeing violence in Syria.

Latest blogs on the Syria crisis

Thousands of Syrians out of reach of aid

Thousands of Syrians forced from their homes due to the recent fighting in Dar'a are unable to get the help they desperately need, international aid agency Oxfam said today. 

UK hosts less than a third of its fair share of Syrian refugees

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... Read more

For those who have fled Eastern Ghouta, life now comes with different challenges

Queuing from dawn until mid-afternoon for the chance of a hot meal, living eight people to a small tent, stagnant dirty water risking waterborne diseases as the temperature rises, and a shortage... Read more

Thousands trapped in Syria's Afrin district need protection and aid

Refugees and residents in the Afrin district of Syria are trapped between warring parties on the border with Turkey without any protection or proper medical supplies, Oxfam warned today.

Reaction to Syria aid story

Responding to the story about overseas aid for Syrian police being allegedly diverted to an extremist group, Katy Chakrabortty, Oxfam's Head of Advocacy, said:

Sing for Peace at Highclere Castle

Sing for Peace at Highclere Castle is a fundraising event for Oxfam's Syria crisis appeal

Supporter Blog - Patsy and Phil Thorpe

Phil and I, both as individuals and as a couple, have always supported charities, at home and further away, for example an orphanage in India which was set up to help children affected by the terrible... Read more

Reaction: Oxfam calls for greater G7 support for Syria peace talks

Responding to the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lucca, Italy, Elisa Bacciotti, Oxfam's Campaigns Director, said: 

Syria’s future must start with a political solution and respect for rights, Oxfam warns

Governments should not begin funding the reconstruction of Syria until there is a political solution, protection for Syrian organisations and progress towards respect for human rights, Oxfam said... Read more

Reaction to number of Syrian refugees exceeding five million

Responding to news that the number of Syrians forced to flee to other countries has exceeded five million or a quarter of Syrian's population, Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, said:  ... Read more