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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...

Oxfam response to the resumption of South Sudan Peace talks

In response to the resumption of South Sudan peace talks led by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Oxfam South Sudan Country Director Tariq Riebl said: "We...

Keira Knightley travels to South Sudan with Oxfam and witnesses trauma "unbearable to comprehend"

Today, on the third anniversary of South Sudan's independence, British actress Keira Knightley is calling on the public to support Oxfam's appeal for South Sudan after witnessing 'firsthand'...

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 $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd...

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...

Oxfam response to record numbers of displaced people

Reacting to the largest number of displaced people in world since the Second World War, Jane Cocking, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director said: ...

South Sudan on cholera alert as donors meet to pledge funds

As rains cut off humanitarian access and increase risk of the spread of disease, increased donor funding is critical to saving lives in South Sudan ...

Oxfam calls for a ‘massive and rapid global surge’ in aid effort to avoid catastrophic hunger in South Sudan

Crisis reaches 'now or never moment' says agency as it launches public appeal International agency Oxfam called today for a massive and rapid global surge in the aid effort...

South Sudan warning: respond to humanitarian crisis now or face a larger catastrophe later

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international...

Safety nets unravelling and scores falling into debt to reach safety in South Sudan conflict

JUBA (17 January 2014) - Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety. Aid agency Oxfam...

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