South Sudan - Violations of Humanitarian Law Escalating

We are alarmed and deeply concerned by reports of eyewitness accounts of targeted rape and killing of civilians, including children.
ix months on from the start of the South Sudan crisis, 3,800 people live in Bor Camp in cramped, squalid conditions. They have escaped there, fleeing for fear of their lives as the conflict continues in the region.

Devastating earthquakes in Nepal - Please Help

On May 12, 2015, a second powerful earthquake, 7.3 magnitude, shook an already devastated Nepal. Oxfam is on the ground providing relief work with clean water, sanitation and emergency food supplies.

 Oxfam is on the ground providing relief work with clean water, sanitation and emergency food supplies.

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Eliza with her daughter in the background. Credit Stella Madete/Oxfam
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