Conflict & Emergencies
Only 1 per cent of the Afghan National Police is female.
While the G20 have put their first nail in the coffin of corporate tax dodging, they squandered this chance to make progress towards a political solution to the Syria crisis, and have failed entirely to confront the growing problem of income inequality.
World leaders attending the G20 summit must seize this opportunity and make real progress on helping find a political solution to the Syria crisis.
Research in Lebanon shows many families fled Syria because they feared for their lives, yet their safety and security remain under threat – with the majority feeling vulnerable in and outside the home.
The conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis, with more than two million people having fled to neighboring countries in the hope of escaping the violence.
Tariq Riebl, Oxfam's humanitarian programme coordinator said:
Meet Liqaa' is a 23 year old refugee from Syria, now living in Za'atari refugee camp, in Jordan, and the face of the joint agency petition calling for Syria peace talks now.
We are working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for thousands of refugees living in Bubukwanga transit center, western Uganda.
In response to the Mali Presidential election Oxfam's Country Director of Mali Mohamed Coulibaly said:
More than 1.8 million Syrians have fled their homes and are now living in neighboring countries. Life is tough and the month of Ramadan makes them think of home more than ever.