Join with Oxfam to keep Syrians safe and healthy through the worsening violence in Aleppo


What’s happening?

Since the conflict began in March 2011, more than 400,000 lives have been lost in Syria. Today, the situation in the country continues to deteriorate. A Syrian ceasefire backed by Russia and Turkey is crumbling five days after it began. Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have continued with strategic offensives in the Damascus suburbs.

There are over 13.5 million people affected by the conflict and in need of humanitarian aid, including 6.1 million people within Syria who have been internally displaced from their homes. The residents of Aleppo are experiencing the brunt of the violence, with constant airstrikes.

Oxfam’s efforts

“Water shortages, power cuts, mortars, death, inflation, fighting, bombing. This is our daily life. To leave or to stay is a question I ask myself every day. People are dying a few kilometers away and the situation is depressing. We want this conflict to be over. I didn’t want to leave the country because if we left, who will rebuild it? Who will take care of the wounded? Who will keep Syria strong and help it recover? Now I have lost hope and I am packing my bags.” – Majd from West Aleppo

Oxfam calls for an immediate and complete ceasefire in Aleppo and for humanitarian organisations to have access to deliver desperately needed aid. Oxfam urges all warring parties to uphold international humanitarian law and make sure that civilians and civilian infrastructure, including water services, are not targeted, and that water, electricity and other basic services are not used as a weapon of war.

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 specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

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Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Oxfam has assisted more than 1.5 million people across Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, but the crisis continues to escalate. You can help Oxfam provide access to food, water and sanitation.



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