Syria Crisis Appeal

Syria Crisis Appeal

200,000 people have been killed and more than half the Syrian population is in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is there.

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The conflict in Syria has resulted in a severe and worsening emergency. 7.6 million people are refugees inside Syria and more than 3.7 millionhave fled into neighbouring countries. Those who have fled are in desperate need of shelter, food, water and medical care. We're scaling up our response to help families through the coming months.
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Syria Crisis Appeal
Samira's story
Samira's story

Samira is living with 12 other members of her family in a one room shelter. Half of the wall is made from cardboard and plastic sheeting. There is hardly any heating and the floor is wet.

“I cannot get any sort of sleep at night. I just can’t stop thinking about how to feed my children and how to protect them.

Sometimes I try to sell things that I have in order to get some money for food for the children.”

Samira decided to come to Lebanon because of the fighting in Syria. Despite trying to live a peaceful life, the shelling and shooting was happening right outside her home.

“It has been eight months since I left my home, I have no idea what happened to it - we just had to leave it behind to escape because of the fighting.

At first I was very reluctant to move to Lebanon, I changed my mind a lot but finally I decided to come here.

We couldn’t get any food anymore, we couldn’t live our lives, we lost our jobs and we worried that we couldn’t stay alive.”

What we're doing

Join us by supporting our crisis appeal to help some of the 11.6 million people in need of assistance inside Syria and the several million more in neighbouring countries. In 2014, Oxfam reached nearly half a million refugees in Jordan and Lebanon with clean drinking water or cash and relief supplies, such as blankets and stoves in winter and vouchers for hygiene supplies in summer. Our emergency care is focused on four key areas.

Water

Water

Inside Syria Oxfam is providing clean water to at least one million people through water trucking, and repairing wells and water infrastructure. In Lebanon, Oxfam has installed or repaired toilets in communities hosting refugees, and we’re developing piped water schemes for host communities in the Bekaa Valley. In Jordan, we're providing water and sanitation to nearly 25,000 people in Zaatari camp, and we have already built toilets, showers and laundry areas to help those at risk. In Lebanon, Oxfam has built informal settlements on deserted routes used by people fleeing Syria and installed or repaired toilets in communities hosting refugees. We are developing piped water schemes for host communities in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. In Jordan, we're providing water and sanitation to nearly 25,000 people in part of Zaatari camp. Piped water schemes are being developed and we have already built toilets, showers and laundry areas to help those at risk in the crisis.
Home

Home

We've helped larger numbers of refugees to prepare for the cold winter months in Lebanon. This involves giving people warm clothes, mattresses, blankets, heaters, rugs, kitchen utensils, hygiene kits and plastic sheets for weather proofing.
Cash

Cash

We are distributing blankets and $73 dollars worth of vouchers for food and hygiene kits to families to spend as they choose in supermarkets. Supplying cash usually proves to be a more efficient means of getting much needed supplies to the people who need it most. People also find it helps them to maintain their dignity.
Counselling

Counselling

Many families in the refugee camps are exhausted and traumatised. They’ve faced bombs and bullets and have had their homes destroyed. Rape is a real feature of the war in Syria, and is cited by many refugees as the reason for fleeing. Our local partners are supplying psycho-social support and counselling. We are also helping families get the information they need about their rights and connecting them to medical, legal and support services.
Syria Crisis Appeal

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