Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis: 2016

Zahia Fandi, Sarah Fandi and Hanadi Al-Omari fled the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. They now live in a Palestinian camp in Tripolii (March 2015).
Zahia Fandi, Sarah Fandi and Hanadi Al-Omari fled the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. They now live in a Palestinian camp in Tripolii (March 2015). In Lebanon, the majority of refugees from Syria live in abandoned buildings and informal settlements. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

While some world powers have led by example when it comes to assisting Syrians, who are still being killed, displaced, and impoverished by the hundreds of thousands, most still fall far short  according to Oxfam’s new fair share analysis, published today.

The number of people in need as a result of the conflict in Syria continues to rise, but the international aid response has failed to keep up. The donor conference in London on 4 February 2016 is another opportunity to reverse that trend and put Syrian civilians first. Oxfam is calling for rich states to commit to fully funding this year’s Syria crisis response appeal and to resettle 10 percent of all registered Syrian refugees by the end of 2016. 

Oxfam has developed indicators to determine the fair level of commitment that each wealthy country should make to the appeals in 2016 to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the Syria crisis.

Download report here: PDF icon bn-syria-fair-shares-analysis-010216.pdf, 2016

Publication Date: 
February 2016