Attacking Hodeida city, after its airport, would be a far greater threat to Yemeni civilians
The Saudi- and UAE-led coalition has ignored all warnings and combined forces have pressed ahead to take Hodeida airport. The advance must now stop and efforts be refocused on peace. Taking the battle to a densely-populated city will have a much higher humanitarian toll.
*by Sini Maria Heikkila, Humanitarian Policy Officer Tearfund and *
Denis Kongere, Regional Drought Policy and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam
Following a rapid assessment in the four flood and landslide affected states of North East—Oxfam India has launched its emergency response in Assam, Manipur and Tripura. Oxfam India will soon launch its humanitarian response in Mizoram.
The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, have caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said today.
A survey of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh carried out by Oxfam before the start of the monsoon season found that more than half were almost completely unprepared for the floods, landslides and disease that accompany the monsoon weather, with women most at risk.
The Saudi- and UAE-led Coalition’s assault on Hodeida – Yemen’s lifeline port – threatens hundreds of thousands of civilians in that city, and around 20 million more who rely on its imports of food, fuel, medicine and other supplies. The strategy to prevent this assault through quiet diplomacy – by the Coalition’s international partners including the US, UK and France – has failed. The UN Security Council has been largely silent, and has still not demanded an immediate end to the offensive. For the sake of millions of Yemenis, the time for a more effective strategy is now.
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- Closing date: 10th July 2018 @ 23:59 BST *
- Interviews: between the 18th and 20th July
- Start date: between 1st September and 1st October 2018
- Location: Based in Brussels, Belgium
- Contract: Fixed-Term contract to 31st July 2021
- Hours: Part Time 28.8 hours per week
- Salary: 51563.2 EUR gross per annum
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- Closing date: 1st July 2018 @ 23:59 BST *
- Interviews: TBC
- Start date: 16th July 2018
- Location: Oxford, UK – other location can be considered subject to being able to establish a contract of employment
- Contract: 12-month fixed-term contract (maternity cover)
- Salary: £35,261 gross per annum (UK only) – Other locations: in line with Oxfam values and subject to location
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