In response to renewed violence in South Sudan on the fifth anniversary of the country's independence, Oxfam calls for an end to the fighting and for all parties to allow humanitarian access to people affected.
Five years after the birth of South Sudan, Oxfam warned today that without commitment from all signatories to the country's 2015 peace agreement, the country will falter. According to Oxfa
"Let Me In" is the cornerstone of Alicia Keys' We Are Here cultural movement’s campaign to shine a spotlight on the refugee crisis. The short film is a powerful message aimed at raising awareness and supporting We Are Here member organizations Oxfam, Care, and War Child’s ongoing work with people forced to flee their homes.
This research project aimed to improve Oxfam’s understanding of the protection challenges faced by refugees from Syria as well as the protection concerns arising from the coping strategies that they use to try to meet those challenges, and the issues faced by host communities in Lebanon. The study also looks at the livelihood challenges and coping strategies that can give rise to protection issues, particularly for vulnerable refugee populations.
Oxfam and ActionAid have listened to hundreds of refugee and migrant women and men on Lesvos island, in Athens and in the Epirus region of northwest Greece to understand why they fled their countries, what their immediate needs are, and what they plan to do next. Their situation is desperate, but also avoidable.
As the blockade enters its tenth year, the lack of fuel and rolling electricity shortages mean daily life grinds to a halt all too often and most Palestinians in Gaza are sinking into extreme poverty. Unless the blockade is urgently lifted, the UN predicts that Gaza will become unlivable by 2020.
Business used to flourish in Gaza but now the blockade keeps people poor and denies them basic human rights. We are calling for the blockade to be lifted to ensure everyone in Gaza has the opportunity to live in freedom, peace and dignity.
Aishatu is a retired nurse and a member of the host community in Yola, in Norht East Nigeria, that suppots displaced people and separated children.
More than 60 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. At the World Humanitarian Summit this May, Oxfam told world leaders that they cannot turn their backs on those vulnerable people who need safety and protection now.