Tagged: peace and security

Emergency Article
Ayak and Majak Chuol. Photo: Mackenzie Knowles Coursin/Oxfam

When fighting broke out in South Sudan, Ayak Chuol chose to stay with her elderly brother instead of fleeing to safety. And when push came to shove, they were saved by a brave young stranger.

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Abu Mustaffa and his grandchild in their tent, Jordan Valley. F. Muath/Oxfam

More than 65 per cent of refugees surveyed by Oxfam fear they may not be able to go back to Syria despite desperately wanting to return. There is an urgent need for Geneva peace process to be kick-started as well as improved response from donor countries to UN’s humanitarian appeal.

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Oxfam staff safely withdrawn from Malakal violence, South Sudan. Photo: Oxfam

Today Oxfam withdraws four aid workers who have been trapped by fighting in Malakal while raising a further alarm over a lack of humanitarian access across the country.

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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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