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The current conflict in South Sudan has left thousands dead and displaced more than one million people. Oxfam is currently supporting people affected by the conflict with clean water, sanitation and emergency food security.

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Gaza hospital hit by Israeli airstrikes. Photo: Oxfam

With the crisis in Gaza mounting, hospitals are struggling to cope with the growing influx of casualties. Three quarters of the dead and wounded are civilians, including many women and children. In the past few days, as the Israeli ground offensive escalates, on average one child an hour is being killed in Gaza.

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More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence. 

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Mingkaman IDPs camp, Awerial, South Sudan. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

As rains cut off humanitarian access and increase risk of the spread of disease, increased donor funding is critical to saving lives in South Sudan

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26 international NGOs express their deep concern over violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), condemn recent attacks against humanitarians and reaffirm their commitment to helping civilians in need.

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International agency Oxfam called today for a massive and rapid global surge in the aid effort to help millions of people at acute risk of hunger and disease in South Sudan saying that the crisis has reached a ‘now or never moment’ to avoid catastrophic levels of hunger and suffering.

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