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UN appears to fail Yemen's child victims by bowing to political power

In response to reports that the UN has reviewed the participants of Yemen's conflict blacklisted in last week's UN report on Children and Conflict, Oxfam said: "It appears that political power and diplomatic clout have been allowed to trump the UN's duty to expose those responsible for the killing and maiming of more than a thousand of Yemen's children." 
 
Three of Abeer Al-Sawi’s children stand outside their home in Gaza

Gaza’s electricity outages threaten lives

As the blockade enters its tenth year, the lack of fuel and rolling electricity shortages mean daily life grinds to a halt all too often and most Palestinians in Gaza are sinking into extreme poverty. Unless the blockade is urgently lifted, the UN predicts that Gaza will become unlivable by 2020.

7 tons of humanitarian aid arrives in South Sudan

Missed out

This study seeks to understand the strengths and challenges of working with national and local nongovernmental organisations in South Sudan’s conflict-driven emergency, and reviews how the broader humanitarian system facilitates or prevents their involvement.

Agencies criticize rich countries’ failure to resettle more Syrians

Oxfam, Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council criticized the deeply disappointing outcome of today’s international pledging conference for resettlement of refugees fleeing the ongoing crisis in Syria. The meeting in Geneva offered to resettle only a tiny fraction of the most vulnerable people with a less ambitious timeline. Governments have shown a shocking lack of political and moral leadership, said the agencies.

Syrian refugee children in Za'atari camp make the dove symbol of peace

Resettling 10 percent of Syrian refugees

Oxfam is calling for the states attending the Geneva conference to collectively commit to offer a safe haven through resettlement or other forms of humanitarian admission to at least 10 percent of the refugee population – the equivalent of 481,220 people – by the end of 2016.

Rich countries have resettled just 1.39% of Syrian refugees, need to step up efforts

Rich countries have resettled only 1.39 percent of the nearly five million Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 10 percent of people who need to be urgently offered a safe haven. As wealthy states meet in Geneva on 30 March to discuss the Syria refugee crisis, Oxfam urges them to redouble their efforts and offer their ‘fair share’ of support to hundreds of thousands of refugees.

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