Oxfam loads first batch of aid bound for Syria

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International agency Oxfam has loaded 20 tonnes worth of water tanks and sanitation equipment bound for Syria from its Emergency warehouse in England.

The equipment will be used to provide clean water to 300,000 people in Syria. The equipment will be used in various locations where the water systems have been damaged in the conflict or disrupted due to the intermittent electricity and power supply. There is a great need for the storage of clean water.

Oxfam has a team of water supply experts in Syria who will be overseeing the delivery of the aid.

“More than 4 million people, that’s 1 in 5 Syrians, have been forced to flee their homes and are now displaced within Syria,” says Robert Fox Executive Director of Oxfam Canada. “Oxfam is now reaching people in Syria in desperate need of assistance.”

Oxfam has been running aid programs helping Syrian refugees in neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan.

To donate to Oxfam’s appeal visit: www.oxfam.ca/help/syria

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For more information contact:

Katia Gianneschi
Oxfam Canada
Media Relations


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