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Staff help 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. Recent agreements are a sign of political progress, but the parties now must honor their commitments and put an end to hostilities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Women unloading gravel from wheelbarrows. Credit: Oxfam

“Before Oxfam intervened we used to have to use our hands,” says Zeinab, a gravel collector in Sadagha district.” They gave us shovels to gather the gravel and wheelbarrows to carry it. Now things are much easier on our bodies.”

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