As the Berlin conference on the Syrian refugee situation concludes, Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the Syria crisis, said:
As winter approaches, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps in Lebanon are facing freezing weather and struggling to survive the storm.
Ghossoun, 38, a school teacher, remembers her family’s escape from Syria, sitting on a mattress in Jordan, where they took refuge a year and a half ago.
The international response to Syria is failing on three fronts – insufficient aid, meager resettlement offers and continued arms transfers – Oxfam warns in a report published today.
The sheer scale of the crisis in Syria demands specific and increased commitments from the international community to help alleviate the suffering.
2.9 million Somalis are in humanitarian crisis. Agencies are asking for urgent action to save lives and avoid a relapse to the catastrophe of 2011.
The loss of a boat and nets may seem trivial when so many have lost their lives, but for Sabri Bakr and many like him it will have significant long term consequences.
Reacting to the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as new UN peace envoy o
On the 3rd anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Oxfam has warned that appeals to fund the aid effort are failing as the country’s humanitarian crisis is spiralling out of control with malnutrition and sickness rising and an ever increasing number of people forced to flee their homes.
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.