Conflicto y Desastres

Los conflictos, desastres y emergencias son frecuentes, pero podemos evitar que tengan un impacto tan devastador sobre la gente.

A man exits a restaurant after looking for his belongings in Port-au-Prince, after the earthquake, January 12. Credit: Marco Dormino/ The United Nations

Blog: Crossing the border towards Haiti

After spending all day posting and tweeting the latest Haiti earthquake images and updates, I was about to shut down my computer... when I received this blog from Juan Ramón Duarte, our Regional Information Systems Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, who is based in Mexico. So I leave you for the weekend with his moving entry:

Ces enfants jouant sur un char abandonné, sont tous nés au cours de la longue guerre civile au Soudan. Crédit: C. Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Peut-on sauver la paix au Sud-Soudan?

Maya Mailer, co-auteur du nouveau rapport d'Oxfam «Sauver la paix au Sud-Soudan », a récemment visité la région de l'Équatoria occidental pour constater de visu à quel point l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur détruit les vies et les moyens de subsistance…...

Varios niños juegan con un tanque abandonado de la guerra civil de Sudán. Autor: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: ¿Se puede salvar la paz en Sudán?

Maya Mailer, coautora del nuevo informe de Oxfam “Rescatar la paz en el sur de Sudán” visitó recientemente la región de Ecuatoria del Oeste para ver desde primera fila cómo los ingentes ataques del Ejército de Resistencia del Señor asesinan y destruyen formas de vida...

Children playing on an abandoned tank in Mundri town, southern Sudan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Can we rescue the peace in southern Sudan?

Maya Mailer, co-author of new Oxfam report “Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan,” recently visited the Western Equatoria region to see first hand how rising attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army are destroying lives and livelihoods…

Croetia with her little girl, Burcao, Somaliland. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: A high price for peace in Somalia

In Burcao, Somaliland, we visited two camps where internally displaced people had fled the civil war in the south. They had escaped the daily shelling in search of peace and a place to rebuild their lives. Having lost much along the way, they arrived to find that though their daily survival here is no longer mired in war, it is equally precarious.

Village of Ununley, Somaliland. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: In the heart of Somaliland, a climate tragedy

Muhammed interrupted me by pounding the ground, laughing out loud and exchanging a few words with the village’s elder sitting next to him.

“Unbelievable. Can you believe this guy came all the way from America to see Somaliland?,” he said in Somali. “All the way just to talk to us. Sorry Mr. Louis, carry on.”

Diab Tarabin, with one of his sons, in front of destroyed water cistern. Photo: Catherine Weibel/Oxfam

Blog: Gazan farmers unable to work their land in the 'buffer zone'

Gazans don’t want to rely on aid. They want to work on their land, reports Catherine Weibel.

The "knotted gun" sculpture at the United Nations in New York

Blog: World’s biggest arms traders promise global Arms Trade Treaty

At the end of October, after years of discussions and debates at the United Nations, the vast majority of governments – 153 in total – agreed a timetable to establish a “strong and robust” global Arms Trade Treaty with the “highest common standards” to control international transfers of conventional arms.

Most of the world’s biggest arms traders – including the USA, UK, France and Germany – now back the UN process. Nineteen states abstained* but are all expected to take part in the process. Zimbabwe was the only State to vote against it.

Escultura de un revólver con el caño hecho un nudo, ONU, Nueva York

Blog: Los principales comerciantes de armas prometen un tratado de comercio de armas global

A finales de octubre, tras años de discusiones y debates en las Naciones Unidas, la gran mayoría de los gobiernos (153 en total) acordaron unos plazos para la creación de un Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Armas "fuerte y robusto", con los "valores comunes más altos" para controlar las transferencias internacionales de armas convencionales.

La sculpture "canon noué" à l'ONU à New York

Blog: Les plus grands vendeurs d'armes promettent un Traité mondial sur le commerce des armes

A la fin du mois d'octobre, après des années de discussions et de débats aux Nations Unies, la majeure partie des gouvernements (153 en tout) se sont mis d'accord sur un calendrier en vue de créer un Traité mondial sur le commerce des armes qui soit "solide et robuste" et qui serait doté des "normes communes les plus élevées" pour contrôler les transferts internationaux d'armes conventionnelles.

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