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 sheer scale of the crisis in Syria demands specific and increased commitments from the international community to help alleviate the suffering.
Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, Oxfam said today after the number registered with UNHCR reached three million.
The leaders of South Sudan have failed to set aside their differences, and fighting continues to ravage the country as a famine looms.
"When you play it feels like you are playing with your brothers."
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.
In response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria and the regional refugee crisis today, Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the crisis in Syrian and Iraq, said:
A nursery school in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, has continued to run classes for Syrian and Lebanese children despite being on the front line of a long-running conflict.
What does it feel like to be a refugee, forced to flee to an unfamiliar country and dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive?>
The implications of Syria's protracted conflict for Jordan are significant and the humanitarian strategy moving forward into 2014 is underscored by unpredictable inflows of refugees.