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.
Some 40 percent of people in South Sudan are expected to be severely hungry by the end of July, a figure higher than ever before projected, according to the latest food analysis report for the African country.
Oxfam is concerned that the progress in fighting hunger is slowing down. We must not lose sight of the fact that in 2015 there are still 795 million people not getting enough to eat in a world of plenty. This is unjust and inexcusable.
The Business and Climate Summit was an opportunity for companies to lead by example, and though several did show willing, it was not nearly enough to champion the urgent action needed to help combat climate change.
A declaration providing political support for the post-2015 education agenda, including goals to achieve universal pre-primary, primary and secondary education of good quality, has been endorsed by Education Ministers and officials from across the world.
In response to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)latest report on inequality, In It Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All, Oxfam’s Senior Policy Advisor Claire Godfrey said:
“There is nothing surprising in the OECD’s latest report on inequality...
Reacting to discussions on the Ebola response at the World Health Assembly, Oxfam’s senior health policy advisor Mohga Kamal-Yanni said: “Broken health systems need fixing and it takes more than words to make this happen. Now is the time for world leaders to take action if they hope to prevent another health crisis from devastating people’s lives."
Oxfam is alarmed and deeply concerned by reports of eyewitness accounts of targeted rape and killing of civilians, including children. The deliberate targeting of civilians and the destruction of homes and hospitals is in clear contravention of international law.