For the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas. But during the bombing of the past few weeks, UCAS was badly hit by dozens of tank shells.
A lot of attention has been paid to the negative side of South Sudan’s ethnic groups and diverse cultures. These are the voices of those who went the extra mile. Their bravery and strength in light of the situation they faced is a testament to the extraordinary power of compassion, hope and the will to survive.
More than three years after the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the scale of the crisis continues to deepen both within and outside Syria, with massive numbers of refugees, who are often living in inadequate shelter, residing in neighboring countries.
The new Israel-Palestine negotiations must make up for 20 years of missed opportunity since the Oslo Accords. All parties must halt actions on the ground which continue to undermine the chance of peace.
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.
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.