You can help out during the crisis in Syria

What’s happening?

The crisis in Syria has raged for over four years. The unrest began within the context of Arab Spring protests, with nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government, whose forces responded with violent crackdowns. The conflict gradually morphed from prominent protests to an armed rebellion after months of military sieges.

During this time, more than 200,000 people have been killed. Over 11 million people have fled their homes and over 4 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries including Jordan and Lebanon. Three-quarters of these refugees are women and children.

Oxfam’s efforts

This is a crisis of staggering proportions, one that requires a massive international humanitarian response. Oxfam has assisted more than 1.3 million people across Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, but the crisis continues to escalate. The situation continues to go from bad to worse with over 12 million people affected by the Syrian crisis and in need of humanitarian aid. Oxfam are collecting donations to help during this time and your small donation can go a long way to help Oxfam provide access to food, water and sanitation.

$129 can provide hygiene kits to 3 Syrian families in Lebanon, minimising the risk of hygiene related illness.

$240 can give 50 people living in tented settlements in Jordan access to showers.

$567 could give a blanket, mattress and pillow to 7 households of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, allowing them to have a decent night’s sleep.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Join with Oxfam and help out during the crisis in Syria. Any donation will help, and should the funds raised exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, Oxfam Australia will direct donations to their International Crisis Fund to enable them to rapidly address emergencies as they occur.



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