Tagged: protection of civilians

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Communities in isolated areas of Province Orientale, in DR Congo, are particularly vulnerable to attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

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Flag and 'no guns' logo on an Oxfam vehicle in Kitgum town, Uganda. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam’s definition of the principle refers to the protection of civilians from widespread threats of violence, coercion, and the deliberate deprivation of aid.

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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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As fighting continues around the border areas of Sudan and the soon-to-be independent Republic of South Sudan, international aid organization Oxfam called upon all parties to cease hostilities and allow humanitarian access to affected civilians.

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The UN Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo (MONUSCO) has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and to avert election-related violence

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Coalition forces are not doing enough to prevent abuses by Afghan forces and have been too slow to address the issue as they prepare to hand over responsibility for security, Oxfam and other agencies said today.

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Credit: Jonaid Jilani /Oxfam

The international community's record on protecting civilians in 2010 was uneven and often biased, according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam. Thousands of civilians were killed in conflicts last year alone while millions were displaced from their homes.

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