Tagged: civilians

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Police abuses need to be tackled as Afghan conflict reaches tenth year.

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Thousands of people in the DRC have fled from the LRA. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

In a new protection survey undertaken by Oxfam in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the majority of people said they feel less safe in 2011 than they did last year.

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International agency Oxfam today flew relief supplies for 70,000 people from the UK to Liberia. The aid is in response to the escalating humanitarian crisis as people continue to flee the political violence that continues to affect Ivory Coast.

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On the day the UN’s head of emergency response, Valerie Amos, visits the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Oxfam urges the United Nations not to fail communities cut off from much-needed assistance.

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UN peacekeeping missions worldwide – one of the key instruments to protect civilians trapped in armed conflicts - often fail to engage with the local communities they are meant to protect, according to Oxfam.

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Fifty year old Gulzaman sits beside his orphaned daughter in their home in Katuq village, Badakshan. Credit: Alixandra Fazzina/Oxfam

The planned troop surge in Afghanistan could see more Afghans suffering in the conflict unless international military forces prioritize the safety of civilians in all their operations.

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