On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Oxfam recognizes the African Union (AU) as a positive force for realizing social, economic, political and cultural rights of Africans. The purpose of our AU liaison office is to further that work.
Our aim was to have a comprehensive manual to support our “understanding the African Union” training program now jointly executed by Oxfam and the African Union Commission.
As hundreds of thousands of people still live in fear of attacks, African leaders at the AU Summit must “seize the moment” and make peace a priority.
Oxfam deplores the current violence against protestors in Libya which has led to many hundreds of deaths at the hands of the state security forces.