Tagged: humanitarian crisis
As more heads of state publicly support the military action in Somalia, Oxfam called on international leaders to refocus on addressing the crippling famine in the country.
Oxfam, Danish refugee Council (DRC) and Care, warn that a humanitarian crisis of significant proportions remains six months after the resolution of the political stand-off in Cote d'Ivoire.
Mary Robinson, Oxfam International's Honorary President, visited the Dadaab refugee camp: "I hope my visit can highlight this injustice, increase awareness of the impacts of climate change and encourage the international community to respond."
Thousands of refugees have fled from Ivory Coast to neighboring countries, including Liberia, following the political crisis after disputed elections in November 2010. Oxfam is gearing up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis.
Despite recent political developments, the humanitarian emergency remains and the needs of people affected by extreme fighting continue to escalate, a coalition of 13 aid agencies has warned today.
Four months of violence, looting and displacement have created a humanitarian crisis which will take months and perhaps years to ease Oxfam said today.