protection of civilians

Blog: Syria: Civilians in urgent need as violence escalates in Ghouta

Aid agencies have been allowed virtually no access to Eastern Ghouta, despite the clear need for emergency relief - Oxfam's Syria Country Director reports from Damascus.

Portrait of Martha Nyandit, South Sudan. Photo : Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: An incredible story of survival against all the odds in South Sudan

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. Below is one mother’s incredible story of survival against all the odds.

Martha Nyandit (42) and her six children are amongst the thousands of people who have fled several rounds of violent and bloody fighting in and around the town of Bor in Jonglei state.

Banksy's iconic graffiti of a child soldier is recreated to call for tighter controls on the arms trade. Photo: Nick Stern

Blog: UK and US: Save the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations

At the Arms Trade Treaty conference at the UN in New York, delegates have been dragging their feet, playing musical chairs and generally skirting around discussions. With disagreements from the start, the talks are not on track. So, we need States to pick up the pace to ensure that a bulletproof treaty is agreed when the conference closes on July 27th.

Blog: Encuentro con Julius Arile, de la campaña Armas bajo Control: un mensaje desde Kenia

A tan sólo unos días del inicio la reunión de gobiernos en Nueva York para negociar el Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas que podría ordenar el flujo descontrolado de armas y municiones; me reuní con un amigo de muchos años de la campaña, Julius Arile, en su casa de Pokot Occidental, en la provincia noroeste de Kenia en el Valle del Rift.

Blog: Meeting the Control Arms 'Millionth Supporter' Julius Arile: a message from Kenya

With just a few days before governments meet in New York to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty that could bring the uncontrolled trade of arms and ammunition to heel, I met with a long-time friend of the campaign, Julius Arile, in his home of West Pokot, in the Rift Valley province of North-West Kenya.

Photo: Oxfam protection officer Jeremie Kaomba speaking at a workshop.

Blog: DRC: Trying to build security where fear prevails

Eastern Congo is supposed to be at peace. But life for civilians in Mweso health zone, Masisi territory, North Kivu, is anything but peaceful.

Although a peace agreement was signed three years ago, ongoing instability, violence, a worsening humanitarian situation and festering ethnic tensions continue to make life precarious for civilians.

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