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A girl is washing her hands, in West Point, Monrovia, an area that was severely affected by the Ebola outbreak. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Ebola is Still Here

Oxfam has listened to women and men in Liberia and Sierra Leone to hear their priorities for the immediate response, the recovery and beyond. 

A woman trader in Hargeisa market serves a cup of fresh camel’s milk. Small-scale business women often rely on remittances as start-up money for their stalls. Photo: Petterik Weggers/Oxfam

Hanging by a Thread

Every year, the Somali diaspora sends home approximately $1.3bn. But this system of remittances to Somalia is under threat, particularly in the US and the UK.

A woman waits for food in Mingkaman, Lakes state, April 2014. Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

From Crisis to Catastrophe

Without an end to the fighting – and unless more aid can be delivered to those who need it – famine remains a serious threat in South Sudan in 2015. By committing to more vigorous diplomacy and swift action, the world has the chance to prevent that. 

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