Tagged: Gaza

Press Release

An Israeli airstrike has destroyed one Oxfam supported, left another damaged in North West Gaza City.

Press Release
Daily power cuts in Gaza affect daily life in Gaza. Photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

As the impact of days of violent escalation worsens for civilians in Gaza and in Israel, a group of 38 aid and development agencies today urged world leaders to take swift action to enforce a ceasefire in order to protect civilian lives and infrastructure and prevent another widespread humanitarian disaster in Gaza brought on by a prolonged military confrontation.

Press Release

Fifty international charities and United Nations Agencies have unanimously called for the lifting of the blockade of Gaza. The organizations have published a simple three line statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the tightening of the blockade of the Strip.

Emergency Article
Children doing their homework during a power cut in Gaza.

As the Gaza fuel crisis rages on, children are experiencing prolonged periods of darkness at a time when they have to study for their exams. Oxfam partner Centre for Free Thought and Association (CFTA) based in Khan Younis has asked the children it works with to think about what they would like to show to the rest of the world when it came to the electricity situation. Most of the children expressed their concerns about the difficulties of studying by candle light.

Emergency Article
Naima Abu Shawareb and her children, in Gaza. Photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

As regular power cuts and fuel shortages, due to the blockade, continue in Gaza, the electricity crisis puts more economic and physical pressures on women.

Press Release
Breaking the Ramadan fast in Bangladesh. Photo: Andrew Biraj/Oxfam

Rising food prices and a lack of political will has affected how millions of people across the world have been breaking their fasts during the holy month of Ramadan.

Policy Paper
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