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Some days, I feel like a feminist future has never been so close at hand. Female foreign…

January 4, 2019

In response to the U.S., French and British air strikes on Syria, Moutaz Adham, Country Director, Oxfam…

April 16, 2018

Seven long years after the Syria crisis began, the situation remains bleak. Individual children, women and men…

March 15, 2018

The Declaration, first adopted last September, reaffirmed the responsibility of all nations to refugees, and laid out…

September 18, 2017

When Sylvie’s husband died of disease in Buporo refugee camp, it was not only heartbreaking for this…

June 19, 2017

As G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lucca, Italy, failed to reach agreement on sanctions, Oxfam has called…

April 11, 2017

Six years since the demonstrations that triggered the descent into a brutal civil war, millions of Syrians…

March 13, 2017

When Syrian refugee Feras Almouqdad, 29, received a call inviting him to undergo the vetting process to…

February 3, 2017

Less than three per cent of nearly five million refugees living in Syria’s neighbouring states have been…

December 16, 2016

In response to news of execution-style killings in Aleppo, Andy Baker, Oxfam’s Regional Program Manager for the…

December 14, 2016

"It is only now that residents of east Aleppo – who have faced intense and sustained bombardment…

November 29, 2016

Oxfam moved Wednesday a huge generator across conflict lines to East Aleppo to help improve the water…

November 17, 2016

Andy Baker, Oxfam’s lead for the Syria Crisis Response, said: “There is absolutely no excuse for the…

September 20, 2016

In response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s address at the United Nations General Assembly, Oxfam Canada’s Director of…

September 20, 2016

More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an estimated 60,000 in the Manbij area, Syria, have been…

July 26, 2016

By Melanie Gallant, Oxfam Canada’s Media Relations Officer Whether through civil war or other forms of conflict,…

June 14, 2016

Oxfam’s new analysis shows that only three countries – Canada, Germany and Norway – have made resettlement…

March 30, 2016

In response to billions of dollars being pledged by governments today to help Syrians engulfed in the…

February 4, 2016

Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives…

February 1, 2016

Written by Julie Delahanty Executive Director, Oxfam Canada Canadians couldn’t have asked for a more optimistic start…

January 12, 2016

International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other…

January 11, 2016

by Joelle Bassoul, Media Advisor for Oxfam in Beirut Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria have seen…

January 8, 2016

Ottawa, January 7, 2016 – As winter takes hold, conditions for those affected by the conflict in…

January 7, 2016

I have a lot to be thankful for. Good health, a loving family, a home and a…

October 10, 2015

The international community is proving utterly inadequate in helping Syrians both inside and outside their country. Oxfam’s…

October 7, 2015

Oxfam welcomed the Government of Canada’s announcement of a $100 million matching fund program for the Syrian…

September 14, 2015

The searing images of three-year-old Alan Kurdi have moved through cyberspace and galvanized reaction around the world.…

September 3, 2015

The World Food Programme has announced it is to significantly reduce food vouchers for refugees living outside…

July 31, 2015

The number of Syrian refugees registered in neighbouring countries has hit the 4 million mark, announced the…

July 9, 2015

Written by: Adeline Guerra, Regional Campaigns and Communications adviser Children hide behind water tanks while clothes dry…

June 20, 2015

The trailer of documentary, produced by Oxfam and the European Commission, will be presented on 20th June…

June 20, 2015

Oxfam is planning to expand its response to the Syrian crisis as it renews an agreement with…

June 16, 2015

Andy Baker who leads Oxfam’s response to the Syria crisis said:“While some donors have been generous in…

March 31, 2015

Aid agencies estimate that $8.7 billion is needed in 2015 to support 18 million people in Syria…

March 30, 2015

Syrian civil society leader and astrophysicist Rim Turkmani may live in the UK, where she is raising…

March 24, 2015

Four years since it began, the Syrian crisis continues to deepen, and the human suffering is greater…

March 14, 2015

TORONTO/OTTAWA, CANADA (March 12, 2015) – Three of Canada’s largest humanitarian aid agencies, Oxfam, Save the Children…

March 11, 2015

Noor, 30, fled the war in Syria with her handicapped husband and two children, a girl, 4,…

March 11, 2015

By Daniel GorevanIgnored Security Council resolutions, escalating conflict and political inertia: Syria’s suffering civilians deserve better.Enormous numbers…

March 11, 2015

Thousands of Syrian refugees battle a winter storm with limited meansAs the icy driving rain leaked into…

January 9, 2015

Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% refugees from Syria by end 2015Over 30…

December 7, 2014

Bright peeled paint covers humidity stains on the walls. An old bed has been pushed into a…

September 9, 2014

“To reach the Jordanian border, we walked for more than an hour at night. I was holding…

September 9, 2014

The international response to Syria is failing on three fronts – insufficient aid, meagre resettlement offers and…

September 9, 2014

Jenny Enarsson, Oxfam's Syria crisis response gender advisor, explains why including Syria's women in negotiations is critical…

June 26, 2014

More than 65 per cent of refugees surveyed by Oxfam fear they may not be able to…

March 12, 2014

In response to Prime Minister Harper's announcement of additional humanitarian support to the Syrian people during his…

January 24, 2014

Oxfam appeal to help refugees more important than ever The severe snowstorm this week in Lebanon is just…

December 11, 2013
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