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.
A lack of funding has led the World Food Programme to significantly reduce food vouchers for refugees living outside of camps in Jordan in August, while maintaining the same levels of assistance for camp residents.
International humanitarian agencies issue a grave warning ahead of crucial donor conference for South Sudan, stating millions of people risk plunging deeper into crisis if urgent funding is not delivered.
Negotiators avoided a show-down over crunch issues like finance and increasing near term emissions cuts, but they are only delaying the inevitable. A clearer mandate from Heads of State and ministers is needed to ignite the talks and ensure key questions are answered.
With the number of Iraqis forced to flee their homes tripling in the last year to nearly 3 million, the launch of the new UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Iraq in the European Parliament today is a crucial opportunity for donor governments to both fund the aid effort and begin to address the underlying causes of the conflict
21 humanitarian and human rights organizations say warring parties and powerful states have failed to implement UNSC resolutions leading to “worst year” of crisis for civilians in Syria.
Today the European Commission outlined its stance on how to finance the new Sustainable Development Goals ahead of the international Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa in July, deciding to pass responsibility onto other, including less-developed nations.
The unprecedented generosity of publics around the world to help people hit by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 saved lives and gave affected people the means to make genuine long-term recoveries, says international aid agency Oxfam.
International agency Oxfam urged governments to fund generously the UN’s appeal for the Syrian crisis both for work within Syria and for work in neighboring countries sheltering refugees.
Senait Gebregziabher, Oxfam Country Director for Somalia said: