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.
responsibility to protect civilians
Renewed military action against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) risks triggering further devastation for local people in DR of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan unless more is done to protect civilians and prevent retaliations by one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups.
Each year Oxfam undertakes a far-reaching survey of unheard, conflict-affected people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Oxfam believes that the protection of civilians is of the utmost importance and welcomes the concerns clearly expressed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the safety and welf
Oxfam deplores the current violence against protestors in Libya which has led to many hundreds of deaths at the hands of the state security forces.