Syrian Arab Republic
There are an estimated one million refugees from Syria living in Lebanon, with more arriving every day.
The horrifying chemical weapons attacks in Damascus in August 2013 led to ill-advised plans for a US military intervention and a flurry of diplomatic activity.
Oxfam ships 20 tons of emergency water and sanitation aid to Syria. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help us provide these desperately needed supplies and equipment.
Syrian and Jordanian runners are today (Friday) due to run 10 kilometers as part of the Samsung Amman International Marathon and to highlight their solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria.
Statement from Oxfam America President Raymond C. Offenheiser:
New Oxfam research reveals that many donor countries are failing to provide their share of the urgently-needed funding for the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.
Our position on chemical weapons, military intervention, and specific recommendations on a peaceful way forward to end the crisis in Syria.
While the G20 have put their first nail in the coffin of corporate tax dodging, they squandered this chance to make progress towards a political solution to the Syria crisis, and have failed entirely to confront the growing problem of income inequality.
World leaders attending the G20 summit must seize this opportunity and make real progress on helping find a political solution to the Syria crisis.
Research in Lebanon shows many families fled Syria because they feared for their lives, yet their safety and security remain under threat – with the majority feeling vulnerable in and outside the home.