Tagged: ceasefire

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A busy area near Nyumanzi resettlement camp, Uganda. Photo: Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam

Fifty-five NGOs have been deeply alarmed at the scale of human suffering seen in the country in the past six weeks, and so welcome the recent signing in Addis Ababa of a cessation of hostilities agreement between the Government of South Sudan and the opposition forces.

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Fleeing the violence, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

While yesterday’s ceasefire is a sign of political progress, efforts to support the more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda remain grossly under resourced, and host communities are being pushed to the breaking point.

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Schoolgirls wade through a dirty sewage water. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

One year since the ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Hamas, the promised economic improvements for people in Gaza have failed to materialize.

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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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As donors are set to meet at a key conference hosted by Egypt in Sharm Al-Sheikh tomorrow to raise funds to help rebuild the Gaza Strip, international agency Oxfam International warned that unless key goods are allowed in and Israel ends its blockade reconstructing Gaza will not happen.

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