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Ibrahim, 43, his wife Afaf, 37 and their 14 year-old son Abd have been living in one of the classrooms in a disused kindergarten in the UN-run Palestinian refugee camp of Burj Barajneh, in the suburb of Beirut, since they arrived from Syria nearly two years ago.

Young Syrian refugee girl, in Lebanon. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The sheer scale of the crisis in Syria demands specific and increased commitments from the international community to help alleviate the suffering.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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Sicilia Kafula (31), August 2014. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

As the head of Blog Action Day I think it can, and I am very passionate about how we can use the many digital tools at our disposal to share our stories, learn from others and take action to influence the big challenges of the day.

Since 2007, every year Blog Action Day has empowered tens of thousands of bloggers from hundreds of countries, to focus on one important global theme on October 16.

Manal Wardé meets with Sahrawi refugees, where there are now three generations born and raised in the camps. Photo: Copyright Rym Khadhraoui/Oxfam

A new Food Supply Center, built by Oxfam with its partner the Sahrawi Red Crescent and with the support of the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), will greatly improve the quality of aid in the Sahrawi camps, in Southern Algeria, one of the main objectives of Oxfam’s humanitarian program in the region.