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- Getting It Right
- Arms and bullets continue to destroy lives, yet there is still no effective international regulation of the global arms trade.
- Commodities of War
- Communities speak out on the true cost of conflict in eastern DRC
- Ghosts of Christmas past
- Protecting Congolese civilians from the LRA
- No will, no way
- US-funded security sector reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Now, the world is without me
- An investigation of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
- Waking the Devil
- The impact of forced disarmament on civilians in the Kivus
- Out of Site
- Building better responses to displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by helping host families
- For a Safer Tomorrow
- This report, based on Oxfam International's experience in most of the world's conflicts, sets out an ambitious agenda to protect civilians in times of warfare.
- A Fragile Future
- Why scaling down MONUC too soon could spell disaster for the Congo
- Oxfam International Humanitarian Policy Notes
- These policy notes, which are updated regularly, describe key issues for humanitarian organizations in the twenty-first century and provide recommendations derived from our experience working in the field as well as in the policy arena.
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- Take Action: Democratic Republic of Congo
- According to Jan Egeland, the UN humanitarian chief in DRC from 2003-06, casualties in Congo amount to "a tsunami every month, year in and year out, for the last six years." Yet since Egeland made this statement in 2005 about the crisis in Congo, the situation remains grim, and the Congolese people are being subjected to unrivaled brutality.
- From Congo with love
- Photographer Rankin found humanity in abundance on his return to Congo in 2009 when he asked villagers to tell him about the people and things they love.
- Conflict surges in Congo
- Atrocities are being committed against villagers in remote areas of Eastern Congo, where fighting between the Congolese army and the FDLR rebel group continues. At least 250,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since January.
- Sexual violence in DR Congo
- Oxfam's striking short film, shot in eastern Congo in 2008, elevates the stories of women working to overcome brutality and asks viewers to take action by joining a growing community of people who will not stand by any longer.
- Update on conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
- Michael Gratton, from Oxfam Quebec, reports on the needs of displaced people around Goma.
- Update from DRC, Part 2
- Samual Ngabe, Oxfam's humanitarian coordinator in Goma, gives a first-hand account of what's happening in DRC. Part 2 of 3.
- Update from DRC, Part 1
- Samual Ngabe, Oxfam's humanitarian coordinator in Goma, gives a first-hand account of what's happening in DRC. Part 1 of 3.
- Update from DRC, Part 3
- Samual Ngabe, Oxfam's humanitarian coordinator in Goma, gives a first-hand account of what's happening in DRC. Part 3 of 3.
Since April, rebel groups have been tightening their grip on the region as civilians suffer profound abuses.
In 2009, celebrity photographer Rankin returned to Congo where he captured the love stories and portraits of people struggling through years of conflict in the eastern provinces.
Many are now sheltering with host families and often crowded into single-room houses with poor access to clean water and sanitation.
Humanitarian press officer Rebecca Wynn reports from eastern Congo, where a wave of violence has forced more than 250,000 people to flee their homes since August.
For families crowded into camps for displaced people in Congo, clean water from Lake Kivu helps prevent the spread of disease.
Spilling beyond the conflict that has swept the region, sexual violence is now beginning to corrode the core of traditional Congolese communities.
A former child soldier, this young man now supports himself as a furniture-maker in a small shop in Goma.
Outbreaks of cholera are just one of the consequences of Congo's underinvestment in everything from roads to health clinics to clean water.