The conflict in Syria has resulted in a severe and worsening emergency.
The conflict in Syria has resulted in a dramatically deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Violence continues to escalate due to fighting between government forces and opposing groups. Explosive weapons are being used in densely populated areas, resulting in widespread death, injury, and displacement.
Many Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries in the hope of escaping violence. Over a million refugees have now been registered or are awaiting registration. Some 8,000 refugees are leaving Syria every day. Many flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.
What Oxfam is doing to help
Oxfam's staff are on the ground in Lebanon and Jordan, helping refugees desperately in need of emergency assistance.
In Lebanon, where rental prices are soaring, we're providing vulnerable families with cash to help them afford safe housing, and also buy the basic needs for their families. We're also planning to construct latrines and ensure people have access to safe sources of drinking water.
In Jordan we're working in Za'atari refugee camp - providing people with access to water and sanitation, and coordinating hygiene training to prevent the spread of life-threatening diseases.
Plans are under way to increase the scale of our response to reach up to 650,000 people.With thousands more people fleeing Syria daily, we urgently need more funds to expand our work.