Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies

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Malian musician Afel Bocoum who worked with Damon Albarn on Mali Music Unplugged describes the food crisis affecting his country and the wider Sahel region of West Africa.

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Saenda and her children. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Tens of thousands of people will be left without aid in Yemen’s hunger crisis unless more money is urgently given to the aid effort, Oxfam and Islamic Relief warned today. Nearly a quarter of the population are in need of emergency aid to survive because they do not have enough food to eat.

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Some 10 million people – 44 percent of the population of Yemen – do not have enough food to eat. Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports on the worsening humanitarian situation there.

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"A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe, features four experts on arms trafficking who recount their varying first hand experiences with the black market trade in areas of conflict.

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Graphic: One person dies every minute from armed violence.

After an opening week, characterized by procedural delays and wrangling, this past week delegates finally got down to content discussions. However they still do not have the basis for negotiation on most of the key elements of the treaty.

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Water catchments for livestock, Somalia. Photo: Oxfam

One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population are still surviving on humanitarian aid and over a million people could fall back into food crisis in the next two months.

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In a passionate video appeal to governments negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations until the 27th July, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia called on them to "make history in the next few days and change the world for the better."

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