Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies

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Crossing the Gaza gates. Photo: Oxfam

With a ceasefire holding, Oxfam sees an opportunity to break the cycle of violence and lift the blockade once and for all.

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Since January 2009, the government of Israel has restricted Palestinian fishing boats to three nautical miles from Gaza’s coast – a limit enforced by live fire

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Kazigira, 25 years old, Mugunga IDPs camp, DRC. Credit: Oxfam

As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo grows, with thousands of people fleeing new fighting in the past 48 hours, Oxfam is stepping up the supply of life-saving aid to more than 80,000 people in and around Goma.

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Daily life in Kanyaruchinya camp, DRC. Photo: Colin Delfosse/Oxfam

As the M23 armed group fights to take control of yet more territory in eastern DRC, and a multitude of other armed groups terrorize communities, there is a risk of complete collapse of state authority and worsening humanitarian crisis.

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

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Christele Kituza sews cloth to make money, Mugunga Camp. Photo: Colin Delfosse

Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own government’s troops and officials, in a vicious cycle of exploitation and abuse according to a new Oxfam report.

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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.

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