A Syrian refugee drinks from a water tank in the Taybeh makeshift refugee camp outside Baalbek in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, January 18, 2013. (Michael Goldfarb/MSF)
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Global aid agency Oxfam wants to double to 3 million the number of people it can reach inside Syria with water and hygiene projects, the head of Oxfam's British office said after meetings with officials in Damascus.Oxfam has been working with Syria's Water Resources Ministry for the past 18 months by drilling wells, repairing old and damaged water networks and trucking water.Despite this, Oxfam says its work is able to reach people outside of government-held areas.Working in Syria on water access is unusual for Oxfam, which is more used to states with a weaker infrastructure, he said.
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