Latest estimates indicate that household food stocks in and around Gao will only last few weeks.
Oxfam's Louis Belanger reports from Mugunga camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where we are supplying water and sanitation to 50,000 people who have recently fled the ongoing conflict.
International aid agency Oxfam is extremely concerned that the recent intensification of fighting in Mali, which includes the intervention of French military, could worsen restrictions on humanitarian access and lead to a significant increase the humanitarian needs of populations across the country and in neighboring states.
By coming together and discussing the issues of conflict and violence their communities are facing, local peace councils in Afghanistan find ways to mitigate and mediate them. When addressed at a grassroots level, solving these local conflicts can help bring wider peace to the whole of Afghanistan.
Tens of thousands of people in eastern Congo have recently fled violence in their home communities and are now living in camps just outside Goma. Oxfam and our partners are doing all we can to provide basic humanitarian assistance.