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E.g., 10/30/2020
E.g., 10/30/2020
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...

Arusha, Friday 29th November 2019 – Despite some progress, civil society organizations are witnessing increasing inhibitive legislations and media censorship in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) region, said Oxfam and the East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (...

Nairobi Thursday 7th November 2019 - More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.

Some areas are facing a second...

Approximately eight hundred thousand people are at risk of disease and extreme hunger as a result of devastating floods that have hit South Sudan, Oxfam warned over the weekend. Unusually heavy rainfall has hit 29 counties across the country, causing widespread displacement. Areas where Oxfam...

Published: 17th October 2019

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Crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo

Conflicts and disasters

Democratic Republic of Congo

Hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo are in...

A Congolese man cycles past a sign saying, "the fight against Ebola" in Mangina, DRC. John Wessels/Oxfam
Widespread turmoil caused by increased violence and displacements in the country are hampering efforts to control the Ebola virus, a year after the current outbreak was declared in DR Congo.
Women walk carrying a water jerry can in the Eilmidgan Village, eastern Somaliland. Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Failing and intermittent rains are wreaking havoc in Somalia and Somaliland, but we are increasingly asking, is anyone listening?

2.2 million people are facing extreme hunger and 5.4 million need humanitarian assistance as of May’s end. It’s a staggering 15% increase from 4...

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