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A Syrian refugee girl in Zaatari Camp, Jordan, where new arrivals are still living in tents in the cold in harsh desert conditions. Credit: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

Syria needs peace, not foreign weapons

As peace talks take place in Geneva the conflict in Syria is close to entering its fourth year. The fighting continues to be fueled by arms and ammunition from far beyond the country's...

Ahmed, 19, Mohammed, 5 and Sami, 7, sit in the small room in which they live, with their mother and 5 more relatives. Credit: Luca Sola/Oxfam

Syria's refugees and the kindness of strangers

Last week Ben Phillips, Campaigns and Policy Director, visited Syrian refugee families living in Lebanon. Here, he shares their stories of survival and kindness experienced in hostile conditions....

Three women paint together in a Syrian Voice workshop

Unmasking violence: Syrian women paint stories

Oxfam partner ARDD-Legal Aid is a Jordan-based human rights organisation, which implements the Voice refugee-centred project. As part of the 16 days of activism campaign, ARDD-Legal Aid raised awareness...

Hanging out laundry at the Al Waha Commercial Centre, an abandoned shopping centre in Dede Al Koura near the city of Tripoli. Sam Tarling/ Oxfam

“Our womanhood has disappeared...” Changing gender roles among Syrian refugees

Over one million people have fled to Lebanon in the hope of escaping the violence in Syria. It is now widely acknowledged that war affects men and women differently as a result of conflict compounding...

Syria Crisis: We are not alone

"So mummy are we beggars now?" is a question Sahra's daughters asked her. It's virtually the first thing she tells us when we visit her and other women refugees in Shabreeha, South...

Syria crisis: Reema, a girl whose face you'll never see

Today I met a girl whose face you'll never see because she's too scared about what will happen when she returns to Syria, "I don't want my photograph to be taken because I'm...

Syria crisis: The story of Manal

Katy Wright is our Head of UK Government Relations. She recently travelled to Lebanon with women's rights campaigner, Lady Fiona Hodgson, and Oxford MP and Oxfam Association Member, Nicola Blackwood....

People gather around destroyed buildings following an attack of jet fighters in Al-Wakalat street, the Al-Sukkari quarter, Aleppo, Syria, 07 April 2013. EPA/LUAY ABU AL-JOUD

Syria: the world must unite

The human cost of Syria's conflict has risen beyond all expectations. There are already more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. Inside Syria itself, 6.8 million people...

Interview with a Syrian refugee

Samira. Photo: Luca Sola Samira is a Syrian refugee. She arrived three days ago. She's living in a self-made shelter with just one room, which she shares with 12 other people. ...

A refuge from Syria conflict still brings misery for thousands in Lebanon

Take a look at the hands of married women who've fled Syria to take refuge in neighbouring Lebanon and you'll notice that almost all aren't wearing any jewellery. Many families fled the...