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Two years after blast, Beirut still far from recovery

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Two years since one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history ripped through Beirut, the city and the people living in it are still struggling to recover from the impact…

Beirut: One month since the blast and thousands can’t afford a front door

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One month since the massive blast in Beirut, tens of thousands of vulnerable people are unable to rebuild their homes, with a single front door costing two months’ worth of…

MENA billionaires’ wealth increased by $10 billion, enough to pay Beirut blast repair bill

  • Emergency Response
  • Women’s Economic Justice

The 21 billionaires in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), all of them men, saw their wealth increase by nearly $10 billion USD since the start of the COVID-19…

Hearts have broken many times over Beirut but never like this

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Explaining my love of Beirut is equal parts tricky and hard. Since leaving the city, I have spent my life thinking of how and when to return.

Firefighters work in the rubble and debris on a residential street in Beirut, Lebanon.

Crisis in Lebanon: Donations to the Humanitarian Coalition will be matched by the Government of Canada to provide emergency assistance

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OTTAWA – The Humanitarian Coalition commends the commitment of the Canadian government to match the donations made to provide assistance to the Lebanese people, after the disaster that devastated the…

Oxfam prepares response to Beirut explosion

Emergency Response

Oxfam is working with local partners to assess how it can help those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in the Beirut explosion on August 4. Oxfam is extremely…

Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees

The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy – host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries and territories are…

A Life Displaced is Still a Life with Hope and Dreams

  • Conflict and War
  • Emergency Response
  • Refugees and Internal Displacement

By Melanie Gallant, Oxfam Canada’s Media Relations Officer Whether through civil war or other forms of conflict, natural disasters or climate related disasters such as drought, the global scale of…


Snowstorm in Lebanon beginning of winter misery for thousands of Syrian refugees

Refugees and Internal Displacement

Oxfam appeal to help refugees more important than ever  The severe snowstorm this week in Lebanon is just the beginning of the winter misery for the hundreds of thousands of…