Conflict & Emergencies blog

30 July 2014 | Arwa Mhanna | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
This past weekend a brief 12 hour cessation of hostilities was announced in Gaza. Oxfam teams were able to deliver more vital water and aid to people who have fled their homes and lost everything in...
14 July 2014 | Arwa Mhanna | 4 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
People keep asking me how the situation in Gaza is right now, and I don't know how to begin describing it. Scary. Dangerous. Confusing. So many emotions.  The airstrikes happen everywhere,...
Mobile clinic, supported by Oxfam, in Gaza. Photo: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam
9 July 2014 | Aimee Brown | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
Today marks South Sudan’s third year of independence. But in the past seven months, the sense of unity that brought its people together in 2011 has been lost, pushing 1.5 million from their homes and...
1.5 million people have been displaced by this conflict. Almost 100,000 have sought shelter in UN bases like this one in Bor.
25 June 2014 | Jenny Enarsson | 1 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
Jenny Enarsson, Oxfam's Syria crisis response gender advisor, explains why including Syria's women in negotiations is critical for the peace process.
23 June 2014 | Dorah Ntunga | 5 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
As countries from all over compete for the World Cup title in Brazil, a different kind of tournament is taking place in northern Uganda. There, in the districts of Arua and Adjumani, young South...
22 June 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
As famous footballers from across the globe are competing for the World Cup in Brazil, millions of fans from Africa are among the 3.2 billion tuning in to watch the competition. Football-enthused...
20 June 2014 | Noah Gottschalk | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
A lanky boy wearing torn shorts and ill-fitting black sandals adorned with pink plastic hearts emerged from a grass-thatched hut and walked towards me.In perfect English, Jacob explained how he had...
16 May 2014 | Colm Byrne | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in South Sudan where more than a million people have been forced from their homes by fighting. These people need water, food and protection from the violence...
12 May 2014 | Dorah Ntunga | 2 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
Last December, Nyakuoth Kuony was living happily in Unity, South Sudan, with her husband and five children. At 27 years-old, one of Nyakuoth’s wishes was to one day visit Uganda – little...
7 May 2014 | Ed Pomfret | 1 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
New emergencies seem to hit the world on a monthly basis. Right now we are grappling with situations in the DRC, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic and Syria to name just a few. Having...
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