Tagged: Darfur

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Internally displaced woman, Labado, S. Darfur. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

The escalating violence that has gripped Darfur in recent weeks has forced over 100,000 civilians to flee their homes and villages. Oxfam has launched a response aimed at reaching more than 90,000 people with critical humanitarian aid.

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Women who have fled to Darfur. Photo: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam

A decade after fighting began in the Darfur region of Sudan, the 3.4 million people there who still require humanitarian assistance are watching a tenuous security situation deteriorate further still.

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Ten years after a major armed conflict erupted, hundreds of thousands of people in Darfur, Sudan, still live in the shadow of war. Oxfam is there, providing critical life-saving assistance. Learn more through the stories and pictures on our Darfur timeline.

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Tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the largest displacement in Darfur in recent years face a severe shortage of clean water and sanitation services, Oxfam warned today.

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Oxfam and local Sudanese partners are providing support, including water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, to nearly 250,000 people living in camps for internally displaced people in Darfur.

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Children wash their hands. Photo: Caroline

Five international aid agencies are calling world leaders at today’s Sudan summit to take concrete action to help ensure peace, safety and development for all Sudanese people. Failure to act risks a new eruption of violence and threatens the future of Africa’s largest country.

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Oxfam GB is delighted to confirm the release of their staff member, a Swiss national, Hubert Ballaman, who was abducted in Abéché on 6 June.

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Children play in the tent city set up in Jean Jacques Dessalines Park in Port au Prince, Haiti 17 January 2010 after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the country   on 12 January 2010. Credit: EPA/Shawn Thew from http://www.epa.eu/en/article/1711839.html

International aid agency Oxfam today announced that its Humanitarian Haiti earthquake appeal was closing due to the overwhelming generosity of the public worldwide. Oxfam has received approximately $100m for its emergency work in Haiti.

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