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Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis

by Oxfam America
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Oxfam: Syrian refugee crisis
Syria Crisis
Syria Crisis

In Lebanon, Oxfam and our partners helped thousands of refugees cope with the cold winter temperatures by distributing warm clothes, mattresses, blankets, heaters, and rugs, as well as plastic sheeting to weatherproof their shelters. We are now providing vulnerable families with cash and vouchers to help them afford safe housing and other essentials; we also plan to work on improving the water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions in various locations across the country.

In the Zaatari camp in Jordan, whose population has swelled to more than 100,000, we have installed water taps and tanks, and we have provided latrines for 20,000 people. Our work on sanitation takes into account the needs of people with limited mobility: we are installing showers and toilets that accommodate wheelchairs, and distributing commodes that can be used in the home.  Oxfam's work to build showers, toilets, and laundry blocks for 8,000 people is nearly complete. We are also planning programs for vulnerable refugees who are living outside the camp. The work will likely include improving access to safe water and, through cash disbursements, helping meet the expense of housing and other critical needs.

Oxfam is working with several organizations that are delivering food relief, hygiene kits, and other household items to help civilians in humanitarian need within Syria. We have also applied for approval to work with the Ministry of Water Resources in supporting emergency water and sanitation activities throughout the country.

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Oxfam America

Location: Boston, MA - USA
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Project Leader:
Cynthia Hellmann
Direct Marketing/Special Gifts Officer
Boston, MA United States

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