Full recovery from the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza will be impossible unless Israel’s blockade is lifted permanently, Oxfam warned today as it held a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, to highlight the suffering the blockade causes.
A group of seven major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan.
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.
The current conflict in South Sudan has left thousands dead and displaced more than one million people. Oxfam is currently supporting people affected by the conflict with clean water, sanitation and emergency food security.
Speaking from Oslo at the conclusion of the Oslo Conference, Oxfam’s Country Director for South Sudan Cecilia Milan said:
Yeb Sano, Climate Change Commissioner, Philippines, explains how climate change is making people hungry and exhorts the world to fight it together.
Millions of people in the Philippines will go hungry in the coming months if rice farmers don’t receive urgent assistance after typhoon Haiyan wiped out a third of the countries rice growing areas.
Northern Mali will descend to emergency levels of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve.
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