People escaping the village of Hawd, 50km south of Mosul, have told Oxfam that a high number of civilians were injured during the offensive to retake the village earlier this week.
More than 10 million people – half of them children – are in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq, and 3.4 million people have been displaced by conflict. We are scaling our response to provide people feeling the fighting in Mosul with clean water, toilets and other vital aid. Help us reach more people.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians risk being caught in the crossfire as the Mosul offensive gets underway, with tens of thousands of people already forced from their homes due to the recent fighting.
Oxfam condemns Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a funeral in Sanaa which according to the UN killed 140 people and injured more than 500.
Oxfam congratulates António Guterres on his appointment to what is arguably one of most challenging jobs on the planet. Mr. Guterres brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the role to guide the UN in the years to come.
More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo have been without running water for five days, as battles rage around key water infrastructure and power to pumping stations is cut, leaving civilians at risk of water-borne diseases, Oxfam warned today. The international agency called for action to halt attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure as the Syrian-Russian offensive enters its third week.
The Human Rights Council decision not to set up an independent inquiry to investigate human rights violations by all sides to the conflict in Yemen is unacceptable.
The people of Yemen are experiencing one of the world's gravest humanitarian crises. The conflict that started 18 months ago has killed thousands, forced over 3.1 million to flee their homes. In this video, displaced children remember how their country was before the war.
The ongoing conflict with Boko Haram in West Africa has pushed the number of people facing the threat of severe hunger to more than 6 million according to the latest assessments, say 15 humanitarian organizations.
Since March 2015, more than three million Yemenis have fled their homes, displaced by ongoing conflict. This paper sets out what they are facing and what governments, armed parties and agencies must do to help them get back on their feet and reduce the chance of an entrenched, long-lasting crisis.