Classrooms destroyed by tank shells, in Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS). Photo: Iyad Al Baba/Oxfam

For the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas. But during the bombing of the past few weeks, UCAS was badly hit by dozens of tank shells. 

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Manal Wardé meets with Sahrawi refugees, where there are now three generations born and raised in the camps. Photo: Copyright Rym Khadhraoui/Oxfam

Tindouf airport, Southern Algeria, 1h30 a.m. Our flight from Algiers just landed. The air is cool at this hour, about 25 degrees Celsius. Most passengers are locals, or foreigners whose work is linked to humanitarian aid to the Sahrawi refugees, people from United Nations High Commission for Refugees, World Food Programme or International nongovernmental organizations.

A woman and her child take shelter as a Syrian air force jet bombs the streets surrounding her home in Aleppo. Photo: Simon Tarling/Oxfam

Around 1,500 people a day are killed in conflicts and armed violence across the globe, and among that loss are humanitarian aid workers who were trying to save lives. Arms and ammunition traded irresponsibly or illegally help keep all these conflicts going.