A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
South Sudan Government agrees to cease hostilities: Oxfam's reaction
Responding to the reported agreement by the Government of South Sudan to immediately cease hostilities, John Watt Oxfam’s East and Central Africa Deputy Regional Director said from Juba:
“This is a welcome step forward towards ending the violence and human rights abuses that have swept through many areas of South Sudan in recent days. However, this truce by the Government will only lead to an end to the fighting if all the political leaders agree to resolve their differences peacefully.
“Oxfam calls on all fighting parties to end the violence immediately and for the UN and aid agencies to be given the necessary support and safe access so they can help protect innocent people caught up in the hostilities and reach communities desperately in need of basic essentials like clean water and sanitation facilities.”
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