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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.

Floods brought on by heavy rains have complicated life in the camps.

Blog: South Sudan's Second Anniversary: A long way to go

Last Tuesday South Sudan, the world's youngest country, celebrated its second anniversary. The new country gained independence on 9th July, 2011 after a referendum held in January that year with an overwhelming 98.83% of voters supporting independence.

Rena Christo, de 33 años, con su hijo Justin, de 9 meses. Foto: Oxfam

Blog: Voces de África: la Unión Africana cumple 50 años

Me he pasado tres días en la capital de África, Addis Abea, sede de la Unión Africana. Durante este tiempo, ha habido una intensa actividad al margen de la cumbre de la UA, pero he encontrado algún momento para poder explicar el trabajo de Oxfam a varia gente. Los tres días concluyeron con una actividad a la cual asistí llamada “50 lugares, 50 voces”, organizada por el equipo de Derechos en situación de Crisis de Oxfam.

Rena Christo, 33 and her son Justin, 9 months. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Voices from Africa: the African Union at 50

I recently spent three days in Africa’s capital, Addis Ababa, the seat of the African Union. During this time, there was a flurry of activity in the margins of the AU summit but I found my own space to talk to various people about Oxfam’s work. The three days were concluded by attending an activity called “50 Voices, 50 Places”, organized by Oxfam’s Rights in Crisis team.

Photo: Women gather under a tree for a village meeting in a camp in Darfur.

Blog: Darfur: Where are we now?

It has been ten years since the Darfur conflict erupted and millions fled their homes in the countryside for the safety of towns and camps. If you do not live in Sudan, it is understandable if you think the problem resolved itself long ago. But if you could come with me to Darfur, the land where I grew up, you would quickly see that it has not.

Une jeune femme récemment arrivée à Jamam.

Blog: Nouvel afflux de réfugiés au Sud-Soudan : “Une situation plus difficile que jamais”

Au cours des deux dernières semaines, 30 000 nouveaux réfugiés ont fui le conflit qui sévit dans la région du Nil Bleu, au Soudan, pour se rendre dans la région du Haut-Nil, au Sud-Soudan. Ces femmes et ces hommes sont venus gonfler les rangs des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés ayant déjà fui les combats depuis la fin 2011.

Una mujer a pocos días de haber llegado al campo de Jaman.

Blog: “Las condiciones no pueden ser peores” – nuevo flujo de población refugiada en Sudán del Sur

En las dos últimas semanas, otras 30.000 personas han llegado al estado del Alto Nilo de Sudán del Sur escapando del conflicto en la región sudanesa del Nilo Azul, sumándose a las decenas de miles que lo han hecho desde finales de 2011.

A young woman a few days after arriving in Jamam camp.

Blog: “As difficult as it gets” – new influx of refugees into South Sudan

In the past couple of weeks, another 30,000 refugees have fled the conflict in the Blue Nile region of Sudan and arrived in Upper Nile in South Sudan – adding to the tens of thousands of refugees who have already fled the fighting since late 2011.

Un hombre camina por un camino en Sudán

Blog: Sudán: ¿Qué va a pasar ahora con Abyei?

Mientras las organizaciones humanitarias y la ONU se desviven para poder satisfacer las necesidades inmediatas de las gentes desplazadas, Oxfam pide al Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU que garantice que la nueva misión  para mantener la paz en Sudán tiene como prioridad absoluta la protección de la población civil ante la violencia.

An old man walks on a long dirt track through a savanna landscape.

Blog: Sudan: What’s next for Abyei?

As humanitarian organizations and the UN strive to meet the immediate needs of displaced people, Oxfam is calling on the UN Security Council to ensure that the new peacekeeping mission in Sudan makes protecting civilians from violence its top priority.

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