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World Food Programme cuts aid to Syrian refugees

In response to the UN's World Food Programme announcement that it will cut its aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, Andy Baker, head of Oxfam's Syria crisis response, said: ...

Women are living in fear for their safety three months on from Nepal earthquake, Oxfam says

Women in Nepal are living in fear of abuse because of the lack of privacy and security afforded by temporary shelters, Oxfam said today. According to research Oxfam conducted in Dhading district,...

Lack of fuel could soon cause more deaths than ongoing violence in Yemen

Lack of fuel in Yemen caused by the continuing conflict and restrictions of imports could ultimately be responsible for even more deaths than the fighting in the country, Oxfam warned today. ...

Cholera cases multiply as cost of clean water skyrockets in South Sudan capital

Cholera cases are rapidly increasing in South Sudan's capital Juba, as the cost of clean water skyrockets amid a worsening economic crisis. 33 people have died in Juba alone including ...

Number of Syrian refugees tops 4 million

In response to the UN announcement that the number of registered Syrian refugees has passed 4 million Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the Syria crisis, said: ...

Funding of new UN appeal for worsening Iraqi humanitarian crisis desperately needed - Oxfam

With the number of Iraqis forced to flee their homes tripling in the last year to nearly 3 million, the launch of the new UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Iraq in the European Parliament today is...

Burundi refugee crisis: Funds urgently needed as Tanzania camp numbers swell

The influx of 70,000 Burundian refugees to Tanzania is overstretching the capacity of the government of Tanzania and aid agencies to respond, as emergency aid workers struggle...

Oxfam reaching Nepal’s most isolated in a race against the monsoon

One month on since the first earthquake hit Nepal, Oxfam  is working with mountain guides and porters to deliver life saving aid to the most remote communities before the imminent...

Cholera confirmed among Burundian refugees in Tanzania

Overcrowding, lack of clean water and sanitation facilities among Burundian refugees in Tanzania means risk of disease outbreak is alarmingly high, particularly among the estimated 40,000 refugees...

Burundi refugees exceed 105,000 - over 70,000 in Tanzania alone

The number of refugees arriving in Tanzania has risen exponentially over the past week as people pour over Burundi's borders, with new arrivals citing fear of violence and intimidation as primary...

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