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Let’s end the era of tax havens.

It’s time to change the rules that allow the super-rich and multinational companies to hide wealth and avoid paying tax.  Add your name to our letter to world leaders, and let’s end the era of tax havens.

People gather around an Oxfam provided water tank in Hariso, Ethiopia, which provides 10,000 cubic metres of water a day.

We are working with the Government of Ethiopia to help over 160,000 people in three affected areas by providing access to clean water, sanitation, food and other vital support. You can help.

A family stand outside their temporary home in an informal settlement, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Lebanon is welcoming over 1 million Syrian refugees but is struggling to cope. Many refugees struggle to register in the country and cannot legally work. We are calling for urgent and immediate action to help alleviate their 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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Civil society verdict on London Conference on Syria: ‘Now turn pledges into action'

Oxfam and more than 30 non-governmental organizations have welcomed the ambition demonstrated at the ‘Supporting Syria And the Region' donor conference in London to increase the scale and scope of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, but said that overall pledges for 2016 fell more than $3 billion short of what was urgently needed.

 

Flatlining support for Syrians needs jolt at London conference

Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives of millions of Syrians. The aid funding and resettlement places offered so far have often been so low as to be little more than token gestures. Syrians in need are waiting for actions not just kind words and promises.

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Boys collect drinking water from an Oxfam supplied water tank in Zaatari camp in Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam, Sept 2015

Yesterday’s Syria Conference in London could be a potential turning point with some rich countries pledging far more aid than in previous years. But others still need to step up and give their fair share. Vitally, we need to see these pledges becoming reality.

Zaatari camp. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

In almost five years Syria has become the epicenter of the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, causing 4.6 million people to flee the country for their lives and 6.8 million more to be displaced internally. Governments meeting in London today must do everything they can to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the Syria crisis, ensure that innocent civilians are protected, and help to create jobs and education for refugees.