Tagged: Darfur

Press Release
El Fasher, North Darfur. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.

Image gallery

Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in 2005, yet southern Sudan remains one of the poorest regions on earth. These images show a people still hoping peace will bring economic benefits and development.

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Boys latrines at a school in Abu Shouk camp, North Darfur. These have been funded through Oxfam/ECHO.The paintings on the latrines illustrate washing hands and keeping the latrines clean. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam GB said today that it has formally submitted its appeal against the Sudanese government’s decision to expel it from northern Sudan, and expressed serious concern at the false allegations that continue to be made against it and other expelled agencies.

Emergency Article
Collecting water from an Oxfam tapstand, Kalma camp, Sudan, 2004.

The Sudanese government recently revoked Oxfam GB's licence to operate in northern Sudan, a decision which will affect hundreds of thousands of lives. There are, however, five Oxfam affiliates currently working in Sudan. Here is a brief summary of our programs.

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Food distribution at Farchana Camp, 2004. Five years later some 180,000 displaced Chadian are entirely depending on humanitarian assistance. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Civilians in Chad are still facing high levels of banditry and danger as the European force (EUFOR) hands over to a UN force later this week (Mar 15). Although the European troops made some civilians feel safer, the underlying security situation has not significantly improved.

Emergency Article

Since the breakout of Darfur crisis in 2004, eastern Chad has been an unstable and insecure area. Here is an update on the emergency programs Oxfam has set up there, and what needs to be done to protect civilians and humanitarians working there.

Press Release

Oxfam International's British affiliate - Oxfam GB - is appealing the Sudanese government's decision made on March 4 to revoke its registration to work in the north of the country.

Emergency
staff helps to carry aid for displaced people, in UN House, South Sudan.

Oxfam is gravely concerned about the growing humanitarian crisis across South Sudan and neighboring countries. The recent ceasefire is a sign of political progress, but the parties now must honor their commitments and put an end to hostilities.

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With some local help, Oxfam's Melinda Young dons a traditional Sudanese dress called a "tob". Credit: Oxfam

April marks the fifth anniversary of the start of the crisis in Darfur.Three Oxfam staffers talk about how the situation, and Oxfam’s response to it, has changed as the conflict has dragged on.

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