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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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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

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' the desperate plight of families struggling... Read more

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 anniversary of the country's independence they... Read more

Oxfam's response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria

In response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria and the regional refugee crisis today, Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the crisis in Syria and Iraq, said:

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