At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help.
Although world leaders have been quick to condemn attacks on Syrian civilians, they have maintained a discriminatory policy of keeping out Syrian refugees. Yet, things can be done in a more human way. Oxfam is part of the ‘Humanitarian corridors’ program that helped 1000 Syrians find refuge in Europe without having to risk their lives. And it is making a real difference.
Oxfam visited Fatem and Khalil's family in Lebanon and followed them during their trip to Italy where they will be hosted as part of a humanitarian visa program. Read their story and support our work with refugees worldwide.
On 4 February 2016, the international community agreed on a ‘comprehensive new approach’ to address the Syria crisis at the London Conference. Nearly one year on, this report sets out what needs to be done to ensure that people’s lives are positively and measurably impacted by the funding disbursed so far.
The ‘I Hear You’ project is a video series that highlights the real life, word-for-word stories of refugees from around the world. As they are unable to tell their stories publicly, 14 celebrities interpretate their words. Watch the videos and hear their heartbreaking stories.
Starting on 14 November, the entire city of Athens transforms into a “museum”, acknowledging, showcasing, and celebrating the solidarity of the Greek people towards people fleeing their country and calling on Greeks and people -as well as leaders- worldwide to pledge to support dignity and safety for all.
Prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova visited refugee camps in Macedonia and Serbia last April to raise awareness of their situation. We are calling for a greater commitment to human rights and helping refugees trapped between borders know their rights.
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.
Za’atari refugee camp hosts around 80,000 Syrians who have been forced to flee the war in Syria. More than half of these refugees are children. The size of the camp, now Jordan’s fourth biggest city, is presenting huge challenges for infrastructure.
Since the outbreak of the crisis in Syria in March 2011, Lebanon has felt the impact politically, socially and economically. More than four years into the crisis and with an all-out war on its doorstep, the country is experiencing ever greater repercussions.