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What does it take to spark compassion for Syria?

As Oxfam publishes its latest ‘fair share’ report on the international response to the conflict in Syria, Maya Mailer, Oxfam’s head of humanitarian policy and campaigns, reflects on the recent display of public solidarity with refugees and asks what, if anything, a single photograph can change. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+