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Moment of truth for Syria

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 […]

Interactive Map of Za’atari: tent city home to 120,000

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 […]

Australian Government increases aid for Syrian Crisis

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. […]

On the ground in West Africa

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.

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