The annual olive harvest, which finishes this week, is one of the most important events of the year for Palestinian farmers. Yet olive farmers in the West Bank face enormous challenges. Their access to land, water and markets is often limited by Israeli settlements.
Nepal is currently in the grip of a fuel crisis due to political conflicts in the south of the country which are choking off the flow of fuel across the border from India. Sorting the political difference in the south needs to be resolved urgently if earthquake survivors are to avoid what could be a second disaster.
Every night on TV, people see images of a heavily divided Europe, unable to cope with the arrival of more than 500,000 refugees and other migrants equivalent to less than 0.1% of the European Union’s population of over 500 million people.
Women and girls face particular impacts from conflicts worldwide, such as sexual violence. However, women remain systematically marginalized in efforts to prevent, resolve and recover from conflict, and their participation in peace and security processes and institutions remains extremely limited.
We believe this is a time for solidarity with migrants. It is right to say that we must bring peace and security to the countries which are the primary sources for migration, but to use that as an excuse to close your doors is cowardice.
An inspiring week at the first Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Cancun, laying the groundwork for the future operation of the treaty. However, the continent will only reap the rewards of arms control if African states make the most of the treaty.
Oxfam has been working with Syria's Ministry of Water Resources for the past 18 months by drilling wells, repairing old and damaged water networks and trucking water. We have managed to reach more than one million people with clean water, and we are trying to double the number.
Today is an important milestone in Oxfam’s campaign to control arms and save lives in Africa.
Each year, 19 August the world marks World Humanitarian Day to honor and recognize those who have dedicated their lives to improve humanity. Each day, humanitarian workers risk their lives and sometimes lose it towards their efforts of giving aid to the most vulnerable people around the world.