Syrian refugee crisis | Oxfam Canada

October 28, 2016

As winter takes hold, conditions for those affected by the conflict in Syria continue to worsen.Thanks to the Government of Canada donations made up to February 29, 2016 were matched dollar-for-dollar to the Syrian Emergency Relief Match Fund. Global Affairs Canada matched every eligible dollar, up to a total of $100 million, donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the conflict in Syria.The SituationMore than 400,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the Syrian conflict.Over six million people have fled their homes and over five million Syrian refugees are living in neighbouring countries including Lebanon and Jordan.More than 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance such as water, food, and shelter.

Source: Syrian refugee crisis | Oxfam Canada