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Work Mallas, 50, and his family live in Paduel, an area affected by recurring droughts and floods, which receives a big influx of South Sudanese people fleeing the conflict from neighboring areas.Photo: Gabriel Pecot/Oxfam

Blog: South Sudan's Independence Day should have been a celebration

Sunday, July 9 was Independence Day in South Sudan and should have seen celebrations and smiles. But yet again, it was a time of somber reflection. 

Water tank built by Oxfam in Al-Jalilah village, in Al-Dhale governorate. Photo: Omar Algunaid/Oxfam, March 2017

Blog: Yemen: The story of a war-affected people, strong in the face of adversity

A moving first-hand account of the effects of the terrible conflict Yemen has been suffering for the past few years, but a call to remain hopeful, however, that peace will arise after the war’s darkness.

Fatima, in Al-Manjorah IDP camp, in Hajjah governorate, Yemen. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaibani/Oxfam, February 2017

Blog: Yemen: Resilience in the face of starvation

A shocking humanitarian situation in Ye

Warda lives in a tent in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, with her child Jaafar and husband Hassan, after leaving their home in Syria. Credit: Joelle Bassoul/Oxfam

Blog: Behind the five million ‘Syrian refugee’ tags are individual stories of love, loss, and hope

Half of Syria's pre-war population of 22 million has been uprooted. Behind each of the 'numbers' lies a very personal story.

Boys of Khamer, Yemen. Credit: Sylvia Ghaly, August 2016.

Blog: There was a time in Yemen...

There was a time when hearing airplanes flying used to put a smile on my face. It was a reminder of the good memories from a holiday that had just ended or of the plans I was making for my next trip. Sooner or later that time will come, but unfortunately the more peace is delayed the more innocent people pay the price.

Arms in Africa. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: After Mexico's Arms Trade Treaty meeting, will African states help control arms?

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.

Cars queue for fuel after Yemen airstrikes. Photo: Abo Haitham/Oxfam

Blog: A letter on Yemen to every editor

It is deplorable that everybody has failed to extend what was a temporary ceasefire in Yemen. The conflict and the de facto blockade of the country has crippled its economy and put the lives of 26 million people at risk. - Grace Ommer, Oxfam Yemen Country Director

 

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Credit: Abo Haitham/Oxfam

Blog: Conflict in Yemen: a deeply personal account

Conflict in Yemen has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, including Oxfam staff.  It is pushing the country towards economic collapse and making life harder for 16 million people already in need of humanitarian aid. Here Oxfam program officer Bassim describes how the crisis has changed his life.

World needs to get off the bench and get in the game on resolving conflict in Africa

Blog: World needs to get off the bench and get in the game on resolving conflict in Africa

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 African children are also glued to their TVs, dreaming of World Cup glory.

Photo: A group of women and children sitting together.

Blog: What conflict has done to Mali's social fabric – and how it can be repaired

Oxfam and WILDAF today launch a report based on a survey in June 2013 of almost 2000 people originating from the north of Mali, in order to understand the impact of the conflict in northern Mali on social relations and the prospects for reconciliation.

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