Refugees

Emily Kirby (left) and other Oxfam Ambassadors on tour with Coldplay in Toronto.

Emily Kirby recounts her experience as an Oxfam Ambassador for the Stand As One campaign – a global movement of Coldplay fans standing in solidarity with refugees and displaced people.

Laila in Bangladesh

Laila, who is pregnant with two young children, describes the treacherous journey from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Coldplay

Oxfam is currently on tour with Coldplay to raise awareness to the plight of refugees. Oxfam is asking Coldplay fans to stand together with people forced to flee conflict and disaster. 

Humanitarian Coalition partners come together to honour World Refugee Day/ Photo credit: Anne Toralles Leite / Oxfam Canada

June marked important moments that raised a sense of ‪#‎...

An Oxfam bucket being used in Sierra Leone. Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Why the Oxfam Bucket is *The Bucket*

Health product disribution on World Menstruation Day in a refugee camp, Tanzania.

The reality is that most refugees will never make it to a new country and many will spend years living in a camp like this one, along a border in some far flung country that most Canadians couldn’t place on a map. 

Oxfam is providing 47,000+ ‪#‎refugees‬ with clean drinking water in the Nduta camp, Tanzania.

Women and children account for more than 75% of displaced persons globally, and are particularly affected in crises.

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

The searing images of three-year-old Alan Kurdi have moved through cyberspace and galvanized reaction around the world. People everywhere are shocked and saddened in witnessing the tragedy of a little boy who will never live the long, healthy, happy life he deserved.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. Photo: Oxfam

What does it feel like to be a refugee, forced to flee to an unfamiliar country and dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive?

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