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E.g., 07/03/2020
E.g., 07/03/2020
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...

The Global Compact on Refugees, signed by the international community in December 2018, provided that a Global Refugee Forum should be convened every four years. In December 2019, the first ever Global Refugee Forum took place in Geneva, Switzerland. During the Forum, states and other actors...

Darfur, 7th January 2020 - Oxfam in Sudan is deeply concerned by the escalating violence in West Darfur and Port Sudan on the Red Sea.

In West Darfur, a violent conflict that erupted on 29th December 2019, resulted in deadly attacks on internally displaced persons (IDPs)...

Geneva, Monday 16th December 2019 - The processes for supporting the world's 25.9 million refugees and 3.5 million asylum seekers, continue to be fatally flawed and putting the responsibility unfairly upon some of the poorest countries, says Oxfam ahead of the first ever Global...

Addis Ababa, Monday 2nd December 2019 – The Global Refugee-Led Network (GRN) in collaboration with Oxfam International and the Independent Diplomat are concluding ‘The Africa Refugee Summit,’ today. Approximately 70 refugee community leaders living in 11 African countries have...

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