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.
Oxfam strongly condemns the use of violent force against civilians, in Juba, South Sudan
Emma Jane Drew, Country Director (Acting) for Oxfam in South Sudan, said from Juba:
"Oxfam strongly condemns the use of violent force against civilians, particularly women and children, and requests South Sudanese security forces and other armed groups to respect human rights of all its people regardless of ethnic origin."
For more information or to arrange an interview with Emma Jane Drew, please contact:
Aimee Brown, Oxfam Regional Media and Communications Advisor, on +254 731 859 413, ABrown@oxfam.org.uk
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