Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies

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A major earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the richter scale, struck the impoverished nation of Haiti on Tuesday 12 January.

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El Fasher, North Darfur. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.

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Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in 2005, yet southern Sudan remains one of the poorest regions on earth. These images show a people still hoping peace will bring economic benefits and development.

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Looking out to his destroyed farmland, Nafez continues, ‘I only pray that the borders will be open so that we can get what we need to rebuild our farm and earn an income.Credit: Mohammed Ali/Oxfam

The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with effective action to secure the ending of the Israeli blockade which is preventing reconstruction and recovery.

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By the fifth anniversary of the 2004 Asian tsunami, 26 December 2009, international agency Oxfam will close the last few remaining tsunami aid projects having helped approximately 2.5 million people.

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Oxfam was pleased to hear that the new US strategy for Afghanistan will support ministries and local leaders that deliver for the Afghan people and combat corruption, and that there will be more focused assistance on agriculture, as up to 80 percent of Afghans rely on agriculture to survive.

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Aid agencies in Afghanistan call donors to meet the humanitarian needs of Afghans, outlined in a recently launched $870 million funding appeal.

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The ruins of the former Presidential residence, Darlaman Palace. Credit: Ashley Jackson/Oxfam

The US Defense Secretary’s call for international donors to fight corruption in Afghanistan is likely to have the support of the Afghan people, Oxfam said today.

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