Oxfam Australia’s Dylan Quinnell has just returned from three weeks in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. There are now over a million people trapped in flimsy makeshift shelters, with a monsoon bearing down on them and nowhere to call home. Yet, hope remains strong among the Rohingya people.
Tag: humanitarian aid
When earthquakes devastated Nepal in 2015, thousands of lives were lost. Without the generosity of Oxfam supporters, families like Til’s might still be homeless and drinking contaminated ground water.
Australia needs a generous and stable aid program that leaves no one behind, bolsters the capacity and responsibility of countries to provide for all their people, and helps to build resilience in an increasingly risky world.
Seven years after the Syria crisis began, women, children and men continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by enormous human suffering, relentless destruction and a blatant disregard for human rights.
South Sudan’s brutal four-year civil war has left four million people displaced and killed thousands. It has also forced millions into poverty and is pushing people to their absolute limits. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become almost commonplace in the country.
“I can hear children crying as they listen to the thunderous shelling and mortars”. Moutaz Adham, Oxfam’s Country Director, Syria shares his view of the escalating Syrian crisis from on the ground in Damascus.