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Women collecting food at the food drop zone in Lankien, South Sudan. Photo by Dominic Kango/Oxfam

Women collecting food at the food drop zone in Lankien, South Sudan. Photo by Dominic Kango/Oxfam

As the world celebrates the International Day of Peace today, Oxfam reiterates commitment to support the people of South Sudan to achieve peace and prosperity in their...

Refugees in Bunia, Ituri Province in DRC. Photo by John Wessels / Oxfam

New York, August 19, 2020 - Around the world, refugee-led organizations are taking critical action to prevent the catastrophic impacts of COVID-19 for refugees and host communities.
Despite doing this vital work, refugee-led organizations are desperately underfunded, and face...

Francoise* (47), collects her first bag of dried food in Bunia, DRC. Photo by John Wessels / Oxfam

Horn, East and Central Africa’s debt payments compound the hunger crisis for millions

In a new briefing published today, Oxfam warns that hunger linked to COVID-19 could kill as many as 12,000 people a day by the end of the year, potentially claiming more...

Photo by Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

We welcome the appointment of eight state governors after delay, negotiations and eventually compromise by the parties to the 2018 revitalized peace agreement. These long-awaited appointments are an important step towards implementing the peace agreement and steering the country towards peace....

IDP Camp, Bunia General Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by John Wessels/Oxfam

People seeking safety are trapped at borders across Eastern Africa due to COVID-19 measures

A coalition of international, national, and refugee-led organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) have today called on governments in the region to reopen borders for...

Flooding and Covid-19 restrictions create perfect conditions for locusts to multiply

Oxfam warned today that millions of people in East and Central Africa, already suffering due to flooding and the impact of coronavirus, are at risk of increased hunger and poverty as the...

Photo:Sahra is responsible for the management of the water distribution point of the Eilmidgan village where Oxfam has set up a water desalination plant. Photo by Pablo Tosco/Oxfam.

Oxfam is joining over 100 NGOs, activists and academics to raise the alarm and...

Local organizations have often been the first to raise alarms about, and respond to, most emergencies due to their proximity to and close relationships with affected populations, often risking their lives. Now, at a time when most internationals are themselves affected by the ongoing pandemic...

Today, we celebrate Somalia for reaching the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) Decision Point for debt relief that will enable the country to...

Photo by Nation Media Group

Nairobi, 29th January 2020

Swarms of locusts that are sweeping across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could grow 500 times bigger by June and invade Uganda and South Sudan unless they are immediately brought under control, says Oxfam.

The plagues have hit the region at...

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