In the blink of an eye, Ahmed's home and his shop were bombed into rubble. Now he is struggling to provide for his family. Oxfam and partners have been distributing emergency food vouchers to 50,000 families like Ahmad's.
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Six months since the conflict began, parts of Gaza are still strewn with the rubble of destroyed homes. Despite the ceasefire in September 2014 vital reconstruction has barely begun and the Israeli blockade of Gaza remains in place.
We are delivering clean water, hygiene equipment, emergency shelter, food and seeds to thousands of people in Nepal affected by the two massive earthquakes of 25th April and 12th May. We urgently need your help now to save lives. We are now racing against time as the monsoon intensifies.
Four years after the beginning of the conflict in Syria the war shows no sign of abating. Massive numbers of people have fled conflict areas and are now living in inadequate shelter within Syria or in neighboring countries.
The cost of weather-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is almost half a trillion dollars ($490 billion) – three times more than for the whole of the 1970s.
After decades of underinvestment, governments in Africa are turning to partnerships with donor aid agencies and large companies or investors to develop the agriculture sector. But this so-called ‘mega’ public-private partnerships are unproven, risky and represent a dubious use of public funds to fight poverty and food insecurity.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders must seize the opportunity of the new ceasefire to end the violence once and for all. Lasting peace for all civilians will only be possible if Israel permanently lifts its restrictions on Gaza’s economy and people.
Full recovery from the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza will be impossible unless Israel’s blockade is lifted permanently, Oxfam warned today as it held a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, to highlight the suffering the blockade causes.