The UN Security Council’s visit to Sudan must focus on helping to resolve key outstanding issues and protect civilians from harm ahead of the referendum on southern independence, international agency Oxfam said today.
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.
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.
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.