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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: This family arrived in Lebanon a day before, seeking refuge from the conflict in Syria. Unlike many families, they were fortunate enough to have been able to bring blankets, mattresses, and other belongings with them across the border. Now, on farmland in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, they are building a new home for themselves, out of discarded wood and second-hand vinyl. © Medair/Andrew Robinson
With each passing day of the continued conflict in Syria, more and more children’s futures are slipping away. With every child witnessing the horror of war, every family fleeing the violence, every classroom destroyed. This is a generation at risk of losing everything. These children need champions. These children need YOU to be their champion. Together, we CAN prevent a lost generation: http://championthechildrenofsyria.org #childrenofsyria #NOlostgeneration
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Building new toilet blocks at Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan
Cement laying gets underway for new toilet blocks in Zaatari camp, Jordan. Zaatari camp is a vast sprawling place in the desert housing an estimated 90,000 refugees who fled Syria. In the camp, Oxfam is installing: • 334 permanent toilets; • 288 showers; • 72 laundry areas and • 72 ablution areas. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam Read more The crisis in Syria and Oxfam's response
Al Zaatari refugee camp
Two year old Safwan arrived at Za'atari refugee camp in September 2012, after his family fled the conflict in Syria. You can read more about Safwan's story here: http://blogs.unicef.org.uk/2012/09/25/children-in-syria-safwans-story/
Syrian Crisis: Two Years On
It's been two years since the crisis in Syria began. Children are paying the heaviest price for the conflict.They urgently need your help, and time is runnin...
Syria Humanitarian Emergency
The political landscape in Syria remains volatile with rapidly shifting lines of control necessitating a flexible and rapid humanitarian response. The number of Syrian refugees living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey remains relatively unchanged at approximately 5.6 million. Increasingly complex and interlinked humanitarian needs continue to exist across Syria, resulting from numerous factors such as direct exposure to hostilities, multiple cycles of displacement, targeted and…