Tagged: rights in crisis

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The Pacific Route of Women March. Santiago Aguirre Sánchez

International aid agency Oxfam today called for “zero-tolerance” toward sexual violence committed by all armed groups in Colombia. Thousands of women have been raped and sexually abused during the armed conflict, but the vast majority of perpetrators are not held to account for their crimes.

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Destroyed homes in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 's capital. Credit: Konate Papa Sosthen/Oxfam

Oxfam International is to send humanitarian staff and emergency supplies to Burkina Faso in response to the recent floods, which have devastated the country.

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A young child taking shelter in Kabul. Credit: Mohammed Salim/Oxfam

Too few ordinary Afghans are benefiting from international aid efforts in their country, with a third of the population at risk of hunger.

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Eastern Congo. January 2006. Katutu market Bukavu, South-Kivu. The fighting has led to appalling levels of hunger, disease, and death, and to countless abuses of human rights. Credit Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

Since the start of military operations in January, more than 600 civilians have been killed and thousands of women and girls raped by armed rebel groups and government forces.

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A woman washes dishes at a creek running alongside a UNHCR camp in Pakistan's Swabi district, about 120 km (75 miles) north west of Islamabad, 15 May 2009.Credit: REUTERS/Mian Khursheed, courtesy alertnet.org

Three months after the clashes in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province began, we're highlighting the right of Internally Displaced People to return voluntarily and the need to establish sustainable security in their home villages.

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Internally displaced children, who fled a military offensive in the Swat valley region, stand in line for their ration of food at the UNHCR Yar Hussain camp in Swabi district, June 16, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood, courtesy alertnet.org

Recent conflict in the Swat Valley of the North Western Front Province has forced more than 2 million men, women and children to flee their homes.We're planning to support nearly 360,000 internally displaced people.

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A 17 year old girl at a transition and rehabilitation center for children who have fled the armed forces, DRC.Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Rape, forced labor, reprisal attacks and torture are surging in eastern Congo as the result of the recent UN-backed military offensive, according to a new in-depth survey of nearly 600 villagers carried out by international aid agency Oxfam.

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Barwako Issa Noorow nursing baby Ali (one year old). Her husband’s mother had been shot and killed in Baidoa, which helped her family make the decision to leave Somalia. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

Over 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes so far this year as a result of significant increasing violence in DR Congo, Sudan and Somalia, international agency Oxfam said today, as heads of state gather at the AU Summit in Libya to discuss peace and security across the continent.

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