Syria crisis appeal

Oxfam has reached over two million people in the past year with desperately needed food, water and shelter. But the scale of this emergency is huge and we still urgently need your help to continue supporting families forced from their homes by conflict.

More than half of the population – nearly 12 million people – have fled from their homes, many of them several times. Almost half of these people are living in neighbouring countries, the majority in dire poverty.

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The situation

More than 400,000 Syrian people have lost their lives as a result of the conflict. Over 13 million people have fled their homes and over five million are living in neighbouring countries including Lebanon and Jordan. In Syria alone, more than 13 million people – over half of the Syrian population – are in need of humanitarian assistance such as water, food and shelter. In the past year, Oxfam estimates it has reached two million people with essential aid.

This is the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Oxfam will continue to help survivors and push for a political solution to stop the conflict.  

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Reema's story

 Reema, a 12-year-old poet afraid to reveal her true name, but not to bare her heart. Please take a moment to listen to her words


Syria crisis: In pictures


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