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.
Escalation of fighting around Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah threatens to cut off essential supplies to millions of people who are already one step away from famine, international agency Oxfam warned today.
The fighting has already forced hundreds of families to flee their homes.
Monsieur le Président,
Paris, 4 June 2018.
Subject: Paris Humanitarian Conference on Yemen
Dear President Macron,
We welcome French efforts to address the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and your announcement during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 10 April that France would host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris in June.
According to FEWSNET, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, Eastern and Southern Ethiopia and nearly all of Kenya. The strong performance of seasonal rains has contributed to a continuation of timely and well-distributed rains that had already resulted in seasonal rainfall surpluses across much of the region. Heavy rainfall has persisted across much of East Africa since March, with rainfall totaling more than 200 percent of average in many areas.
A 26-strong Oxfam team in Mbandaka, Équateur Province, has launched a public information drive to help people understand how best to protect themselves from coming into contact with the deadly Ebola virus.
Résumé de l’évaluation et actions prioritaires
By Parvin Ngala
WASH Advisor Parvin Ngala shares how Oxfam is working with others to turn solid waste into valuable energy in some of Uganda’s refugee settlements.
Cereal production during the upcoming harvest season in Southern Africa is expected to be below average, despite the heavy late rains, which benefitted the late planted crops. This is due to a late start of the rainy season, minimal to no rains during the critical planting season (December -January), high temperatures and the prevalence of Fall Armyworm (FAW).
According to FEWSNET, the ongoing La Niña is forecast to drive poor performance of the Gu rains over much of the Horn of Africa, especially in pastoral areas of Somali Region and Southern Oromia. International, regional, and national forecasts indicate below-average rainfall is likely between March and May 2018 in South Eastern Ethiopia, and Kenya following three poor rainy seasons.
Damage and fear caused by the first rains of the monsoon season in the Rohingya refugee camps are an ominous warning of what is to come Oxfam said today. Oxfam’s Rohingya Response Advocacy Manager Dorothy Sang said the worst is still to come when the monsoon seasons hits Bangladesh with full ferocity from late May to September.
On 31 March, Fire was erupted in one of WFP’s warehouses in Hudaydah port and destroyed over 3,420 MT of relief food items. WFP announced that investigations are underway to establish the cause of fire.
On 28 March, the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement on the situation in Yemen calling on all belligerents to respect their commitments to the IHL and to grant better and unhindered humanitarian access and set back to the negotiation table to reach a peace settlement.
Oxfam and SCA, with the support of CAFOD have sought to commission a report assessing the level of aid effectiveness in Afghanistan. Broadly, the purpose of this report is to assess to what extent the international community and the government are fulfilling their commitments in terms of aid effectiveness, aid promises and disbursement. SCA and Oxfam intend to use the findings of this assessment to conduct evidence-based advocacy.
Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.
Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.
by Tim Bierley
In the middle of war, even the simple solutions to staying healthy can feel impossible. In South Sudan, Oxfam is bringing education and resources to communities to help save lives - every day.
In Kalemie province in southeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the extreme violence between the Bantu and the Twa ethnic groups and brutal clashes between armed group have very forced more than 654,000 people to flee their homes and thousands of families are facing an increasingly critical food shortage.
Conflict continues to drive hunger
3 April 2018, Geneva
This statement is made on behalf of 22 international NGOs current working in Yemen.
INGOs are delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of vulnerable Yemenis, despite the complex and serious nature of the security situation and sustained bureaucratic access constraints.
With below average rains experienced across the region, some locations in the Horn of Africa are expected to continue to drive humanitarian needs for the next six months. A weak La Niña will likely persist into the second quarter of 2018, which is historically associated with below average rainfall.
According to experts who spoke in the 48th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum, La Niña could trigger severe hunger and lack of water for both humans and livestock, potentially increase conflict between communities over scarce resources and could increased migrations.
Food price shock adds to war’s misery
People in Yemen are struggling to survive on dirty water and meagre portions of bread three years after a Saudi-led coalition carried out its first airstrike on the country in its war with the Houthis, Oxfam said today.