In response to the proposed nationwide ceasefire in Syria, Andy Baker, Oxfam's Syria Crisis Response manager said:
"Oxfam hopes the ceasefire will provide a welcome respite for Syrian civilians who have faced unremitting violence and deliberate deprivation of aid. Syrians have seen too many international announcements and resolutions amount to nothing. Russia and the USA must make sure their agreement translates to a real and lasting halt to violence in Syria.
Oxfam is providing clean water across the front lines in Syria. The success of the ceasefire will also be judged on whether we finally see greater access for humanitarian aid so that those in desperate need can get the food, shelter, water and services they require."