Project information

Syria Crisis Appeal

More than 1 million people have fled violence in Syria, & 4 million inside the country are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. We must act now to ensure the most vulnerable refugees and internally displaced people have access to shelter, water, food & other basic necessities.

October 2012 - September 2013

Charity information: Oxfam

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  • Need


    Millions of people are facing a severe and worsening humanitarian emergency in Syria. The 2 year conflict has created political & economic instability and large-scale destruction. The UN estimates that 4 million people inside Syria are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, 2.5 million of whom need food aid, whilst 2 million are internally displaced. More than a million people have fled to neighbouring countries & both the refugees, & those remaining inside Syria are in dire need of help.


    Oxfam is scaling up its existing programmes across the region, aiming to reach 120,000 people during the next 6 months. Working with partners and local communities, we will provide immediate relief, help address the lack of access to shelter, food and hygiene items, and lobby governments and other organisations to provide aid.

  • 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.

    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 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.

The sound of bullets was terrifying. I had to escape. I've lost everything, my clothes, my home, my memories.

Fadia Asaf