What does it feel like to be a refugee, forced to flee to an unfamiliar country and dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive?
Mahmud, a Palestinian refugee, and his family fled Syria in 2012. In Lebanon, they had to move from one dwelling to the next until they were pushed by dwindling resources to move into Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty.
Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies CARE, IRC, Oxfam and World Vision say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace and reconciliation.
Over 150,000 people from around the world have joined 35 organizations in calling for world leaders to press the Israeli government to lift the blockade on Gaza as its reconstruction could take 17 years with just 5% of building materials allowed in one year on since the end of the last conflict.
The increasingly dramatic images on our televisions and in our newspapers highlight the need for richer countries to rethink their asylum and immigration policies that are too often based on exclusion and deterrence rather than providing humanitarian assistance.