Oxfam welcomes the support shown for the world’s refugees at President Obama's Leader’s Summit today - but what is needed now is to see governments pay up.
Since March 2015, more than three million Yemenis have fled their homes, displaced by ongoing conflict. Drawing on surveys conducted in Yemen, this paper sets out what they are facing and what governments, armed parties and agencies must do to help them get back on their feet and reduce the chance of an entrenched, long-lasting crisis.
With more people fleeing violence and persecution now than at any time since records began, governments must make firm commitments at two major summits in New York to share their international responsibilities more equally, and to offer all refugees a safer future.
In response to the publication of the UN Secretary General's report ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, Oxfam deems the focus on political solutions correct as the humanitarian system is overwhelmed.
Talks yesterday on Syria between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered modest signs of progress towards alleviating the humanitarian situation, halting the violence, and achieving a political solution.
The UN estimates that almost 7 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance, including 4 million internally displaced. These photos show how Syrians are coping with this dramatic situation.
Tens of thousands of people in eastern Congo have recently fled violence in their home communities and are now living in camps just outside Goma. Oxfam and our partners are doing all we can to provide basic humanitarian assistance.