Tagged: protection of civilians

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Fishing boats destroyed in Gaza. Credit:  Mohammed Abed/Oxfam

Gaza's fishermen have been struggling to make a living for years. Restrictions on their movement and livelihoods have taken a heavy toll, and the latest escalation in violence has only made things worse.

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Woman and child, eastern DRC. Photo: Oxfam

The M23 has been defeated militarily and today are set to sign a peace agreement with the government, but dozens of armed groups remain in eastern DRC, exposing civilians to daily violence.

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A framework for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo will fail to end the suffering of millions of peopleunless concrete actions are taken.

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Drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC. Photo: Eddy Mbuyi/Oxfam

Over 700,000 vulnerable according to UN as North Kivu, in DRC, is hit by increased militarization, poor harvest & little access to clean water.

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Kazigira, 25 years old, Mugunga IDPs camp, DRC. Credit: Oxfam

As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo grows, with thousands of people fleeing new fighting in the past 48 hours, Oxfam is stepping up the supply of life-saving aid to more than 80,000 people in and around Goma.

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Christele Kituza sews cloth to make money, Mugunga Camp. Photo: Colin Delfosse

Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own government’s troops and officials, in a vicious cycle of exploitation and abuse according to a new Oxfam report.

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Over the past 25 years, the LRA has killed more than 100,000 people, abducted 70,000 and forced more than two million people from their homes and villages across four countries. Here's how Oxfam is supporting local committees and working for better security in the area.

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Awareness raising exercises by local protection committee. Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Renewed military action against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) risks triggering further devastation for local people in DR of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan unless more is done to protect civilians and prevent retaliations by one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups.

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