Twenty years ago, the world stood by and watched as over 1,000,000 people in Rwanda were killed in 100 days. Aid agencies saw what was happening and tried in vain to persuade Western governments to fulfil their obligations and intervene to stop the killing.
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In a camp where Oxfam is providing clean water, a visitor meets two women who have lost nearly everything but their lives.
When I get into my car, I step into a system designed to get me safely from A to B. It has seat belts, airbags, and an increasing number of electronic warning devices. The traffic system has rules – speed limits, highway codes, traffic lights, enforced by cameras and cops. In countries that have introduced such systems, the result is falling casualty rates, despite rising traffic volumes.
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I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry. We must act now
Irrevocable and unavoidable loss and damage to agricultural land and fisheries is already taking place. But you have the power to stop climate change making people hungry.
When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Today PepsiCo proved this.
The story of Sabeen, who fled Syria just 24 hours after giving birth to her baby, will stay with Nigel Timmins, Oxfam's deputy humanitarian director, forever.
A new image from the street artist evokes both the cost of the conflict and the hope for peace.
“This resolution should not have been necessary,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon told the 15 member states of the UN Security Council on their unanimous adoption of a resolution demanding humanitarian access across Syria.