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Snakes and Ladders on World Refugee Day

How you would cope as a Syrian refugee in Lebanon? Nour*, 45, works at a school in northern Lebanon. The nursery school continued to run classes for Lebanese children and Syrian refugees despite being on the front line of a long-running conflict between neighbourhoods. Fighting has intensified in recent years, mirroring the Syrian crisis just […]

Afghanistan at a crossroads: Speakers tour

This year will be one of rapid change in Afghanistan, as international military forces complete their withdrawal and Afghans await the final outcome of Presidential elections. Despite some important gains in women and girls’ access to education and health, almost 13 years since the fall of the Taliban the situation facing women and girls throughout […]

Flooding in the Solomons

People are being urgently evacuated and homes have been destroyed following flash flooding in the Solomon Islands’ capital of Honiara, where there has been extremely heavy rain over many days. Around 10,000 people have been affected and a large number of homes have been destroyed after the Mataniko River broke its banks today washing away […]

Oxfam reflects on three years of conflict in Syria

“I sometimes wonder how I would cope if I was in the same position as the refugees I meet through my work. Say there was a conflict in the U.K. and my family and I suddenly found ourselves in France as refugees? I like to think that there would be people there who would help me as we – and the generous people of Syria’s neighboring countries – are trying to help others now.”

Stand With Syria

The conflict in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st Century. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including 11,000 children. 2.5 million people are living as refugees. After 3 yrs of conflict, the Syria bloodshed must end. Be part of a global movement to end the violence in Syria after three […]

Mass evacuation as Mount Kelud erupts

A mass evacuation has been ordered following the eruption of Mount Kelud on the main island of Java, Indonesia. Oxfam is currently working closely with partners on the ground to assess the situation and is preparing for the distribution of thousands of face-masks.

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