Syrian refugee crisis

The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to worsen. Approximately 12.2 million people are in need. Women and children have been particularly affected by the violence. Oxfam has reached over 1.5 million people impacted by the Syria crisis, across Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. With your support we can reach more.
A woman and her child take shelter as a Syrian air force jet bombs the streets surrounding her home in Aleppo. Photo credit: Sam Tarling/ Oxfam

Civilians need peace urgently as talks face further delay

The people of South Sudan need and deserve an immediate cessation of hostilities and lasting peace for any hope of sustainable development for the country.
Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. Fighting has forced millions of people from their homes, and thousands of children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Photo credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

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If you ask political parties or the media, this election is about the middle class. If you ask me, it’s about people living in poverty.

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