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.
Some claim there’s little that can be done to prevent such suffering. But they are wrong. The massive, unnecessary impact that conflict has on people can be reduced. Oxfam is campaigning for action.
Living with conflict is a grim reality for millions of people, like these women from Eastern Congo. Even after the war in 2002, estimates are that 1,500 people still die every day as a result of ongoing conflict there.
It is estimated that fighting in Darfur, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo has taken the lives of up to three-quarters of a million people a year – 30 times the annual death toll from global terrorism.