peace and security
The conflict that began in Mali in January 2012 deeply affected the country’s social fabric and turned the lives of many Malians upside down.
The UN announced that up to 100,000 have died as a result of the Syria crisis.
Oxfam has sent 25 tons of aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, which should help some 100,000 people with water and sanitation.
50 Voices, 50 Places: a collection of people's hopes and aspirations for a united, peaceful and prosperous Africa.
History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty designed to protect millions living in daily fear of armed violence.
EU Foreign Ministers failed last night to extend the EU arms embarg
Transfer of weapons to Syria likely to spell further disaster for civilians caught in the crossfire, and fuel deadly arms race
Regarding the Somalia Conference in London, Oxfam says:
On 2 April 2013, history was made at the UN as countries agree for the first time that the global arms trade must be brought under control.
At any given time, our teams are responding to an average of 50 emergencies worldwide.