Blockade and violence in Yemen Escalates

Since the start of the conflict, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies, Oxfam warned.
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Sanu Thapa (63) of Tripureshwor VDC, 35 km from HQ Dhadingbesi of Dhading district at the distribution point for rice seeds. She walked for almost 3 hours from her home  in Ward 1 to the distribution point at Ward 3 to receive the seeds.

Hard choices in South Sudan: food or clean water?

An end to the fighting would go a long way toward solving the challenges so many families now face in meeting their basic needs.
Children carrying water as the sun sets in South Sudan. Photo: Geoff Pugh/Oxfam.

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Flora MacDonald speaks after receiving the Pearson Peace Medal from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Friday, March 24, 2000.
Oxfam Canada was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Flora MacDonald, a great friend and an inspiring example of women’s leadership in Canada.    ... more
Yemenis help to push a car as they line up in a queue at a petrol station amid fuel shortages in Sanaa, Yemen, April 8, 2015. (Photo/Abo Haitham)
Lack of fuel in Yemen caused by the continuing conflict and restrictions of imports could ultimately be responsible for even more deaths than the fighting in the country, Oxfam warned.    ... more
Clean water is vital for stemming the spread of cholera, which has again broken out in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, where many people are living in temporary camps like this one. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
A new cholera outbreak in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, threatens to add to the suffering countless displaced people have endured since the conflict that first erupted in December 2013 drove them from their homes. Many families are now camped at a UN base there.    ... more