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Keira Knightley in South Sudan with Oxfam

On the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence, actress Keira Knightley is calling on the public to support Oxfam's appeal for South Sudan after witnessing 'first hand' the desperate plight of families struggling to survive.

Keira said: "I had no idea what to expect when I arrived in South Sudan, but what I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined. All of those I met were suffering a terrible trauma unbearable to comprehend."

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Oxfam: People in Gaza trapped with nowhere safe to escape

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As another typhoon hits Philippines Oxfam warns there are not enough evacuation centres to keep people safe

Tacloban City, Leyte - International agency Oxfam said today as another typhoon hits the Philippines there are insufficient evacuation centres available to keep people safe. 

Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years - Oxfam urges G20 to act

Women won't be paid as much as men for another 75 years according to a report released by Oxfam International today, which urges G20 leaders to tackle gender inequality when they meet in Australia later this year. ... Read more

Mounting humanitarian needs in Gaza as violence escalates

Oxfam partners in Gaza are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence.    Amid rising casualties, Oxfam country director Nishant Pandey says Oxfam's partners on the ground are reporting that... Read more

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