Tagged: peace and security

Press Release
Bulengo is one of four IDP camps on the outskirts of Goma. Credit: Suzi O'Keefe/Oxfam

A coalition of 68 aid and human rights groups said the council should make clear to both the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo and the Congolese army that stronger measures to protect civilians are urgently needed during military operations against Rwandan militias.

Emergency Article

The vulnerable civilians of Gaza, including thousands of children, urgently need an immediate and permanent ceasefire strictly implemented by both Israel and Hamas.

Marie and her daughter, refugees from DRC in Uganda. Photo: Grace Cahill/Oxfam

Despite political and military achievements in 2013 in DRC, over 2.75 million people have been forced to flee their homes within the country, and over 398,000 are still dependent on humanitarian aid. Oxfam is there.

Emergency Article
Displaced families among the shelters of Shareco camp, Ceelasha, Somalia.

Hassan lived in Mogadishu with his wife and ran a small business. When extreme violence broke out in the capital in late 2006, he escaped to the Middle Shabelle region with his children.

Emergency Article
Jamila, her grandson, and an Oxfam partner, Afgooye, Somalia. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam has been working with a local partner, the Center for Education and Development, in Southern Somalia - providing assistance to over 8,000 vulnerable people to build a working sanitation system.

Emergency Article
People that have fled the recent fighting in Somalia seek refuge at 'May 15th' IDP camp, Burao (Burco), Somaliland. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

There is a humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Somalia. Almost half of the country’s population – or 3.25 million people – are now in need of emergency aid. This represents a 77% increase since the start of 2008.

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Ten years of conflict in D.R. Congo has left five million dead and over a million displaced. Oxfam is there.

Press Release

International aid agency Oxfam is to double its aid effort and help nearly 200,000 people caught up in the recent upsurge of fighting in eastern Congo.

Staff help 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. Recent agreements are a sign of political progress, but the parties now must honor their commitments and put an end to hostilities.

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