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Millions at risk from hunger as conflict threatens to escalate in South Sudan

A year after the fighting started in South Sudan the country remains in a severe food crisis with up to 2.5m people estimated to be at risk of hunger if the conflict continues, Oxfam warned today. ...

Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% of refugees from Syria by end of 2015

Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least the most vulnerable 5 per cent of refugees from Syria currently...

Oxfam's response to the London Conference on Afghanistan

Before the London Conference on Afghanistan on the 4 December, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's Chief Executive, said: ...

Afghan women frozen out of peace talks, in danger of losing gains made since fall of the Taliban

Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan's peace negotiations and formal talks about the country's future, international agency Oxfam said today. Unless this discrimination...

Money pledged at Gaza donor conference could take decades to reach people

The bulk of money pledged at the global donor conference to rebuild Gaza will languish in bank accounts for decades before it reaches people unless long-standing Israeli restrictions on imports are...

South Sudan: aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015   A group of leading aid agencies...

Western governments should offer haven as number of Syrian refugees reaches 3 million

UK has so far only taken in 50 Syrian refugees under its vulnerable persons relocation scheme  Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts...

Lifting blockade crucial to Gaza recovery

Full recovery from the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza will be impossible unless Israel's blockade is lifted permanently, Oxfam warned today as it held a demonstration in Parliament Square to...

DEC announces Gaza Crisis Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee has today [Thursday] announced that it will launch an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza. Donations are already being accepted via the...

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

Aid agencies face closure of projects as money fails to arrive A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of £52 million ($89m) just when the South Sudan...

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