Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies

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The Security Council has today reaffirmed its readiness and willingness to respond to situations where civilians are being targeted or humanitarian assistance is being obstructed.

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Children attending school beneath a tree. A project funded by Oxfam America and implemented by an Oxfam partner (DACAR) in Shamali (north Kabul). Credit: Kenny Rae/Oxfam

The new Afghan government must urgently devote greater resources to building up to 6,000 new schools, training upwards of 5,000 new midwives and professionalizing the police force, according to aid agencies working throughout Afghanistan.

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Boys in fighting poses at Magunga IDP (internally displaced people) camp in Goma, DRC. Credit: Liz Lucas/Oxfam

Today at the United Nation years of discussions and debates, the vast majority of governments – 153 in total – agreed a timetable to establish a "strong and robust" Arms Trade Treaty with the "highest common standards" to control international transfers of conventional arms.

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Thach You breastfeeding her one-month old child on a ladder of her temporary shelter built on a higher ground. Credit: Soleak Seang/Oxfam

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The hunger period has been prolonged, and people in flood affected communities cannot wait any longer.

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The Phon family work farm their rice paddy in Kompong Thom, central Cambodia. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

A food crisis is looming in flood affected communities in Cambodia, international aid agency Oxfam warns. Oxfam estimates that 100,000 people are affected by the floods and 15,000 households are in need of immediate food assistance.

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New York: Today’s announcement by the USA of support for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was welcomed by Oxfam International and Amnesty International, warning that Washington’s support comes at a very high price. Giving any Member State veto power would weaken not strengthen future Treaty.

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Sabrima jokes with her twelve year old adopted daughter Siamo in the kitchen of her home in Sandara Village. Unable to have children herself, Sabrima adopted Siamo and her sister after her mother died during childbirth. Credit: Alixandra Fazzina/Oxfam

Afghanistan’s next government must urgently devote greater resources to building up to 6,000 new schools, training upwards of 5,000 new midwives and professionalizing the police force to improve the lives of ordinary Afghans, aid agencies working in Afghanistan said today.

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Mrs Mursidah by her destroyed house. She's been seeking shelter underneath the wreckage. Credit: Laura Eldon/Oxfam

A devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on 30 September, killing at least 1,000 people and affecting thousands more.

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Water taps at Bulengo camp, one of four IDP camps on the outskirts of Goma. Credit: Suzi O'Keefe/Oxfam

The Congolese government’s military operation in eastern Congo, Kimia II, backed by UN peacekeepers and aimed at neutralizing the threat from a Rwandan Hutu militia group, the FDLR, has resulted in an unacceptable cost for the civilian population.

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