It’s rare to see a diplomatic breakthrough in the Middle East but in the last few weeks, we’ve had some glimmers of hope for Syria. Efforts by the United States and Russia to rid Syria of all its chemical weapons, as well as calling for a second Geneva peace conference next month to find a […]
The Voice team accompanied a group of Oxfam’s team working in informal settlements inhabited by Syrian refugees in an area called ‘Al Lubban’ on the Airport road in the capital Amman. The team provides exercises for children including games and activities which aim at teaching them how to raise the awareness on health issues and […]
By the end of August, more than 2 million people will have fled their homes due to violence in Syria. With so many people seeking refuge, without permanent homes, this is one of the largest humanitarian crises the world has faced. With 1.8 million people already fleeing Syria, neighboring countries Jordan and Lebanon have become […]
The Australian Government has announced that they will be contributing an additional $21.5 million in humanitarian assistance for people affected by the conflict in Syria. This will make a dramatic difference for millions of people. Thank you to everyone who wrote a letter to Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Minister for International Development Melissa Parke. […]
Khadija, who chose to give us a false name and cover her face for fear of reprisals when she returns to Syria, fled to Lebanon two months before this picture was taken on May 4, 2013, after being displaced numerous times within Syria by fighting between opposition and regime forces. She now lives in a […]
This heart-breaking dispatch from Oxfam’s Eddy Mbuyi in DRC provides a whole new perspective on the conflict currently ravaging Goma.
This week, we meet Teresa, one of the refugee women that RSS has helped to set up a home-based childcare centre. Here, Teresa talks about the challenges and satisfaction of keeping vulnerable children safe.
In part 2 of her interview, Yasmin tells us more about RSS’s work with refugee women, supporting them as they rebuild their confidence and find a place in their new communities.
So where did this genius idea to train refugee women in South Africa to run their own home-based creches come about? Oxfam partner Refugee Social Services. In this blog post, their director tells the story.
Oxfam’s Andrew Hewett and former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja are currently visiting Burkina Faso, one of the West African countries experiencing terrible food shortages. On their first day, they visited Mentao refugee camp.