Tagged: Sudan

Press Release
Wajir, Northern Kenya. Credit: Kevin Ouma/Oxfam

More than 23 million people are being pushed towards severe hunger and destitution across East Africa, international aid agency Oxfam warned today, as it launched an emergency appeal to raise $15 million.

Press Release
Barwako Issa Noorow nursing baby Ali (one year old). Her husband’s mother had been shot and killed in Baidoa, which helped her family make the decision to leave Somalia. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

Over 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes so far this year as a result of significant increasing violence in DR Congo, Sudan and Somalia, international agency Oxfam said today, as heads of state gather at the AU Summit in Libya to discuss peace and security across the continent.

Press Release
Boys latrines at a school in Abu Shouk camp, North Darfur. These have been funded through Oxfam/ECHO.The paintings on the latrines illustrate washing hands and keeping the latrines clean. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam GB said today that it has formally submitted its appeal against the Sudanese government’s decision to expel it from northern Sudan, and expressed serious concern at the false allegations that continue to be made against it and other expelled agencies.

Emergency Article
Collecting water from an Oxfam tapstand, Kalma camp, Sudan, 2004.

The Sudanese government recently revoked Oxfam GB's licence to operate in northern Sudan, a decision which will affect hundreds of thousands of lives. There are, however, five Oxfam affiliates currently working in Sudan. Here is a brief summary of our programs.

Press Release

Oxfam International's British affiliate - Oxfam GB - is appealing the Sudanese government's decision made on March 4 to revoke its registration to work in the north of the country.

Press Release

Oxfam GB urged the Government of Sudan to allow it to continue its vital humanitarian efforts, affecting hundreds of thousands of lives.

Emergency
staff helps to carry aid for displaced people, in UN House, South Sudan.

Oxfam is gravely concerned about the growing humanitarian crisis across South Sudan and neighboring countries. The recent ceasefire is a sign of political progress, but the parties now must honor their commitments and put an end to hostilities.

Story

When communities get caught in the cross-fire, they suffer. Innocent lives are lost. People are forced to flee from their homes. Living a normal life becomes impossible.

Image gallery

When communities get caught in the cross-fire, they suffer. Innocent lives are lost. These images tell the story of why we campaign on conflict and emergencies.

Story
With some local help, Oxfam's Melinda Young dons a traditional Sudanese dress called a "tob". Credit: Oxfam

April marks the fifth anniversary of the start of the crisis in Darfur.Three Oxfam staffers talk about how the situation, and Oxfam’s response to it, has changed as the conflict has dragged on.

Syndicate content