Oxfam is alarmed and deeply concerned by reports of eyewitness accounts of targeted rape and killing of civilians, including children. The deliberate targeting of civilians and the destruction of homes and hospitals is in clear contravention of international law.
On the 3rd anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Oxfam has warned that appeals to fund the aid effort are failing as the country’s humanitarian crisis is spiralling out of control with malnutrition and sickness rising and an ever increasing number of people forced to flee their homes.
In 2012, Oxfam continued to fight poverty and deep rooted injustice.
Surendrini Wijeyaratne, Humanitarian Advisor for Oxfam said:
Amidst jubilant celebration, the new Republic of South Sudan entered the international stage in July 2011 albeit as one of the least developed countries in the world.
Oxfam reaction to UN Security Council’s Resolution on the new Peace Keeping Mission
Kirsten Hagon, Head of Oxfam's Office in New York said:
Oxfam is deeply concerned about the growing humanitarian emergency and violence in South Kordofan, where at least 60,000 people have fled an upsurge in fighting between North and South Suda