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.
On 17 November 2016, donors meet in Brussels to discuss reconstruction in Central African Republic (CAR). During this meeting, the CAR authorities hope that international donors and partners will make commitments to help to restore peace and security, renew the social contract and revive the economy.
The number of families fleeing Mosul has more than tripled in the space of a week - many of them have been suffering appalling injuries and traumas to escape the fighting.
Thousands of families are living in a “smoke-filled hell” without access to clean water or medical services after ISIS militants retreated from towns and villages on the way to Mosul.
Although stability appears to be returning to the Central African Republic, the root causes of the crisis have not been resolved. This briefing illustrates how the population of Haute-Kotto risks having to continue to suffer various forms of abuse and violence.
People escaping the village of Hawd, 50km south of Mosul, have told Oxfam that a high number of civilians were injured during the offensive to retake the village earlier this week.
More than 10 million people – half of them children – are in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq, and 3.4 million people have been displaced by conflict. We are scaling our response to provide people feeling the fighting in Mosul with clean water, toilets and other vital aid. Help us reach more people.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians risk being caught in the crossfire as the Mosul offensive gets underway, with tens of thousands of people already forced from their homes due to the recent fighting.
Oxfam condemns Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a funeral in Sanaa which according to the UN killed 140 people and injured more than 500.
Oxfam congratulates António Guterres on his appointment to what is arguably one of most challenging jobs on the planet. Mr. Guterres brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the role to guide the UN in the years to come.
More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo have been without running water for five days, as battles rage around key water infrastructure and power to pumping stations is cut, leaving civilians at risk of water-borne diseases, Oxfam warned today. The international agency called for action to halt attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure as the Syrian-Russian offensive enters its third week.