Statement about the situation in Ukraine

February 25, 2022

As a humanitarian organization, Oxfam is gravely concerned about the impacts of the conflict in Ukraine and calls for an immediate end to hostilities.

The protection of life is of paramount importance. It is crucial that civilians are protected and we stand in solidarity with all those affected by the violence, wherever they may be.

The protection of civilians must be ensured: respect for international law and the principles of the United Nations Charter are essential to preserve peace.

We call on all states to fully respect international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law.

Oxfam also calls on all governments to ensure safe refuge for all people fleeing conflict, including women, girls and marginalized people, who are often among the worst affected in such situations.

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For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Paula Baker
Media Relations
Oxfam Canada
(613) 240-3047

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