The escalating violence that has gripped Darfur in recent weeks has forced over 100,000 civilians to flee their homes and villages. Oxfam has launched a response aimed at reaching more than 90,000 people with critical humanitarian aid.
Violence in Central African Republic has seen many large traders and herders targeted and chased from the country, raising fears of a market collapse that would exacerbate the current food crisis.
Emma Jane Drew, Country Director (Acting) for Oxfam in South Sudan, said from Juba:
In reaction to today's UN Security Council statement on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oxfam urged the Congolese military, MONUSCO and the UN Force Intervention Brig
Statement from Oxfam America President Raymond C. Offenheiser:
Long-term vision and committed funding urgently needed from international community as flow of Syrian refugees continues.
International agency Oxfam urged governments to fund generously the UN’s appeal for the Syrian crisis both for work within Syria and for work in neighboring countries sheltering refugees.
Delegates from over 190 governments meeting at the UN-led Commission on the Status of Women this week in New York have the chance to take a critical step against the global scourge of violence against women.
What progress has been made towards ending violence against women worldwide?
Oxfam today revealed that just over a quarter of the taxes that could be raised each year from money currently hidden away in tax havens would be enough to lay the foundation for ending global hunger.