A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Up to 700 people - possibly more - may have died in the latest wreck of a migrants' ship in the straits between Libya and Italy. Words and consternation are no longer enough, says international agency Oxfam.
As the European Union is getting ready to send a European-led (EUFOR) military mission to Libya to support the United Nations’ humanitarian efforts, Oxfam International issued the following stateme
The UK government is hosting an international meeting in London on 29 March on Libya.
Oxfam believes that the protection of civilians is of the utmost importance and welcomes the concerns clearly expressed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the safety and welf
The Arms Trade Treaty is a powerful tool in helping prevent weapons transfers to government security forces where there is a likelihood that they will be used to seriously violate international human rights and humanitarian law.
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.
Oxfam deplores the use of lethal force against unarmed civilian protesters in North Africa, particularly evident in Libya.