Oxfam has reached over one million people 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.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are more than four million registered Syrian refugees. Three-quarters of them are women and children.
More than 200,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the Syrian conflict. Over 11 million people have fled their homes and over four million are living in neighbouring countries including Lebanon and Jordan. In Syria alone more than 12 million people – or half of the Syrian population – are in need of humanitarian assistance such as water, food and shelter. Oxfam is providing aid and long-term support to hundreds of thousands of people affected by the crisis.
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.
More than 1.5 million children are now refugees from Syria. One of them is Reema, a 12 year old poet afraid to reveal her true name, but not to bear her heart. Please take a moment to listen to her words
Kiwi meets Syrian refugees
New Zealander Janna Hamilton reports from Zaatari camp.