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Gaza

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

Gaza tech start-up incubator devastated by shelling

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. 

Lifting blockade crucial to Gaza recovery

Full recovery from the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza will be impossible unless Israel’s blockade is lifted permanently, Oxfam warned today as it held a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, to highlight the suffering the blockade causes.

People in Gaza trapped with nowhere safe to escape

More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence.

Beyond Ceasefire

The ceasefire agreed between the Government of Israel and Hamas on 21 November 2012, following the recent military escalation in Gaza and southern Israel, provides an unprecedented opportun

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