Fadia and one of her two children, Syrian refugee in Lebanon. Photo: Joelle Bassoul/Oxfam

Oxfam is helping refugee families from Syria face another harsh winter in Lebanon, like in Bouday, a small town in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley where several informal settlements have been set up by refugees fleeing Syria’s war.

In South Sudan, peace seemed like a lost dream after conflict erupted in December 2013. But many are trying to keep hope alive.

 Magdalena Kishiki, pupil at Busanda Primary School

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Rough seas ahead for climate talks, Paris deal still on the horizon

Another year of increasingly extreme and destructive weather and new political momentum were not yet enough to boost the ambition of UN climate talks in Peru. The decisions made in Lima do not foreclose the possibility an agreement in Paris, but do little to improve the odds of success.


“I was only six years old when the tsunami struck. I remember I was ill that morning. We were watching TV – a Japanese cartoon called Doraemon - and then it happened and everything changed forever. 

“The earthquake sounded like a big ship coming towards us. My father went outside to see what had happened and then we heard a deafening sound, like a huge bomb, coming from the sea. 

Syrian refugee with her child, in Lebanon's Beeka Valley. Photo: Joelle Bassoul/Oxfam

As an international community, it is within our power to ensure that the future for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese communities isn’t hopeless. Supporting Lebanon now can make a critical difference both for the millions of people in need .