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Stories & updates
These four families from war-torn Syria are striving to make new lives for themselves in the Chicago area.
Last month I traveled to Iraq and even though winter was about to set in, thousands of families were fleeing the fighting around Mosul
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As conflict in Aleppo heightens, thousands of people are left with little food, water, or healthcare
More than a quarter of a million people face the freezing Syrian winter with limited food and clean water, as renewed Syrian and Russian airstrikes stretch medical resources beyond the breaking point.
How toilets fight poverty, and what you can do to help get them to the people who need them
Working with local mayors and civil society groups, Oxfam distributes emergency supplies to needy families.