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Project information

Syria Crisis Appeal

Seven years of brutal fighting have devastated Syria, a country that was a thriving, middle-income country before the start of the conflict in 2011.

More than 300,000 people have been killed, 11 million people have had to flee their homes and millions more are desperately in need of help.

January 2016 - May 2020

Charity information: Oxfam

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  • Need


    According to the UN, more than 300,000 people have been killed since the crisis began in March 2011, with the likely total far higher.
    13.5 million people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 6.3 million have had to leave their homes.
    5 million people have fled the country, with the majority seeking refuge in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, where a quarter of the population are now Syrian refugees.


    Oxfam is helping more than 1.5 million people: refugees in Syria, as well as in Lebanon and Jordan.
    We are currently responding in Deir ez zour where we haveprovided winter clothing for 19,000 households and also providing bread to 10,000 families each day.
    Oxfam is providing hygiene kits to those who have been displaced from Afrin.
    In Rural Damascus we have started a WASH response to those who have been displaced from Eastern Ghouta. This includes water, toilets and public health promotion

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide water, sanitation & livelihoods aid to 120,000 affected people in Lebanon, Jordan & Syria.


    » Distributing shelter improvement kits, and cash and vouchers to cover the cost of rent and basic needs.
    » Organising public health activities and water quality testing.
    » Rehabilitating/constructing latrines and bathing/handwashing facilities.
    » Supporting the water distribution network in Zataari camp in Jordan.

    What success will look like

    Increased access to food, safe water & hygiene items for beneficiaries. Improved shelter through materials and cash for rent.

  • Impact


    We aim to reach 120,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis. Our work will provide immediate relief to help families in the short term as well as lobbying governments to ensure that long-term support is granted.


    Security risks in parts of the region could hamper our programme work & put the safety of our staff in jeopardy. Strong partnership with local organisations we work with, can help us minimise this risk.
    Possibility of tension between refugees and host communities following aid interventions. We are mitigating this risk by implementing some activities through local partners and building a good relationship with the refugees and their hosts to ensure our response meets both their needs.


    Oxfam regularly updates its emergency webpage www.oxfam.org.uk/syriacrisis so that supporters access up-to-date information on the situation and progress that has been made. Six and twelve month reports are available on request.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £18,300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £18,300,000 Lebanon, Jordan and Syria Water, sanitation,shelter & cash for refugees and those affected by the crisis inside Syria.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    UNICEF £2,489,027 Guaranteed
    SIDA £429,447 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Since a popular uprising against the Syrian regime in March 2011, the situation in Syria has deteriorated, causing over 1 million people to flee to the neighbouring countries, principally Jordan and Lebanon.


    Oxfam aims to reach 120,000 of the most vulnerable people in the region.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With 70 years experience in 94 countries Oxfam has a wealth of knowledge and expertise on designing and implementing development and humanitarian programmes. We have a lot of experience in the region, and are trusted by local communities to deliver high quality humanitarian relief. Oxfam GB has worked in Lebanon since the civil war in the 1970s, providing humanitarian assistance to Palestinian and Lebanese populations through national partners.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Our Supporters

    You can provide us with the vital donations necessary to help us save lives and to ensure the success of our programme.

    Our Programme Staff

    Our experienced staff work tirelessly across the affected regions to protect and save as many vulnerable people as possible.

Oxfam Syria Crisis Appeal


could help ensure families have enough food.