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Aisha is an IDP from Haradh, living with her family in Borman village in Abs district – Hajjah.

Daily life, a struggle for survival in Yemen

In Yemen, everyday life goes from bad to worse. The conflict that escalated in March 2015 has left nearly 19 million people - 70 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian aid - the greatest number in any country in the world. The economy has been shattered, pushing the basics beyond the reach of many.

Puerto Montt: shrines. Popular belief here is, that when a person is murdered, they die too soon and their spririt remains on earth. If the murder victim was a good person, then their spirit can do good deeds. Photo credit: Toby Adamson/Oxfam

The risks of defending human rights

Oxfam is deeply concerned about the worsening levels of violence, murder and repression against the men and women defending human rights in Latin America. This situation is linked to an economic model that fosters extreme inequality and has a negative impact on people’s basic rights.

Amna fled Deraa in Syria after her son was killed in 2013 and went to live in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam.

I ask the world to empathize

Worldwide, more than 65 million people have fled conflict, violence and persecution. Millions more are driven from their homes by disasters, drought and inequality. This paper tells the stories of some of those millions of people.

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