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peace and security
Extreme violence and other human rights abuses in South Sudan must cease immediately as direct mediation talks between leaders of conflicting parties begin in Ethiopia.
Responding to the growing humanitarian impact of the political crisis in South Sudan, Emma Drew, Oxfam's South Sudan Acting Country Director said from Juba:
Emma Jane Drew, Country Director (Acting) for Oxfam in South Sudan, said from Juba:
In reaction to today's UN Security Council statement on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oxfam urged the Congolese military, MONUSCO and the UN Force Intervention Brig
The conflict that began in Mali in January 2012 deeply affected the country’s social fabric and turned the lives of many Malians upside down.
The UN announced that up to 100,000 have died as a result of the Syria crisis.
Oxfam has sent 25 tons of aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, which should help some 100,000 people with water and sanitation.
50 Voices, 50 Places: a collection of people's hopes and aspirations for a united, peaceful and prosperous Africa.
History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty designed to protect millions living in daily fear of armed violence.
EU Foreign Ministers failed last night to extend the EU arms embarg