More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence.
The loss of a boat and nets may seem trivial when so many have lost their lives, but for Sabri Bakr and many like him it will have significant long term consequences.
Amid rising casualties, Oxfam’s partners on the ground are are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence. Vital water and sanitation infrastructure has also been destroyed or badly damaged by Israeli airstrikes.
Reacting to the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as new UN peace envoy o
Oxfam warned today that any further escalation in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel will have devastating humanitarian consequences for civilians.
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.
In response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria and the regional refugee crisis today, Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the crisis in Syrian and Iraq, said:
15 African Heads of State and Government are meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the AU Peace and Security Council. They must act to help the people caught up in the conflicts in Africa, including in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and Central African Republic.
International agency Oxfam today flew out a seven strong team of experts to Iraq to set up an aid program to help thousands of people forced to flee their homes in recent days.
In response to the agreement between President Salva Kiir and Opposition leader Riek Machar at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development<