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Millions of Yemenis days away from losing clean running water

Danger of Cholera comeback as four in five people will be without steady water supply

Eight million people in Yemen will be without running water within days as fuel runs out due to the Saudi-led coalition blockade of the country's northern ports, Oxfam warned today.

Humanitarian agencies condemn the closure of Yemen's air, sea and land ports

Oxfam and 17 other humanitarian agencies expressed serious concern today over the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition’s decision to temporarily close all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off. The agencies demand that humanitarian operations are allowed to resume immediately and request clarity on the planned duration of the current closure and contingencies to allow humanitarian supplies to be delivered.  

In Gaza, Israel’s occupation includes a 10-year land, air and sea blockade that has trapped almost two million people inside the 60-kilometre wall, isolating and depriving them of their rights. Photo: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Timeline: the humanitarian impact of the Gaza blockade

2017 marks 50 years since the occupation of the Palestinian Territory and 10 years of the Gaza blockade. It has devastated Gaza’s economy, caused widespread destruction and left most people largely cut off from the outside world. Check our timeline and find out how the blockade has been affecting Palestinians' life.

Mustafa owns the Khalij dairy processor in the Deir Al-Balah area in Gaza.

Against all odds - supporting milk industry growth in the Gaza Strip

Gaza’s dairy sector has been severely damaged by Israel’s policy of separating the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and the rest of the world. Oxfam has been working with dairy processors and farmers since 2011 to improve their conditions and to help their products meet Palestinian health and quality standards. Read the story.

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