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Syrian children gather outside a school in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, on September 21, 2015. As a host country Jordan is estimated to spend $870 million a year supporting Syrian refugees. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Right to a Future

With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, the four million people forced to flee the country have no foreseeable prospect of safe return. And as the impact of the crisis on neighboring countries grows and aid dries up, the situation for these refugees is becoming increasingly dire. This briefing calls for a new approach by the international community.

Mary Sweeney works at Rokupa isolation centre

A Long Way to Go

The international response to the Ebola epidemic is on the right path, but there is a long way to go. This Oxfam briefing outlines the key operational challenges and recommends that stepped up action should be taken urgently in multiple areas to contain the spread of the disease and to support those most affected.

Budget Support in Fragile Situations

This study aims to provide an evidence basis for the provision of budget support in fragile states.

The study sits at the intersection of three main sets of issues:

Owning Development

In order to be able to find enough resources to ensure public services, such as education and health for all, poor countries need to raise more tax, and raise tax in ways that are progressive and f

Making Growth Inclusive

Growth is back on the development agenda, promoted by bilateral and multilateral donors, and the G20, as the most effective way to lift people out of poverty.

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