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Millions of refugees have now fled violence in Syria and are in desperate need of shelter, food and water. Over half of them are children.

7 million need urgent help in South Sudan

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End extreme inequality

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Mukuru slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

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Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, Oxfam said today after the number registered with UNHCR reached 3 million.    ... more
Oxfam welcomes the statement of support by Canada’s provincial energy and mines ministers for federal legislation to enhance the transparency of payments in the mining, oil and gas sectors.    ... more
Israeli and Palestinian leaders must seize the opportunity of the new ceasefire to end the violence once and for all.    ... more

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Women and children in Rafah, southern Gaza, collect water from one of the working public water taps. Photo: Oxfam
Massive destruction of water and sewage systems has reduced water supply to Gaza's entire population. More than a million people desperately need clean water. You can help.    ... more
South Sudan, one of the most challenging places to be a humanitarian
Pieter Struijf, Oxfam’s Program Manager for Jonglei, writes about the challenges of delivering aid in rural South Sudan and the crucial role played by the local staff.    ... more
Syrian mother and child - Aleppo. Photo: Oxfam
Around 1,500 people a day are killed in conflicts and armed violence across the globe. Oxfam partners and staff are trying, usually against the odds, to help people cope with the terrible effects of armed violence.    ... more