What Oxfam is doing
Oxfam works in both Sudan and South Sudan, helping protect public health and providing many people who are facing particular struggles –such as single mothers and people with disabilities – with the skills and assets they need to earn an income.
last updated July 2011
In Darfur, where an armed conflict that broke out in 2003 has forced 2.5 million people from their homes, Oxfam is providing assistance to more than 315,000 people, most of whom are living in camps for displaced people.
In the border areas such as South Kordofan, where fighting erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Nuba people in June 2011, Oxfam partners are poised to move aid into the conflict zone but are as yet unable to gain access. We are calling for an end to hostilities and for humanitarian access to those in need.
In the Republic of South Sudan, which in July 2011 became the world’s newest nation, Oxfam and our local partners have placed particular attention in 2011 on the humanitarian needs of southerners returning home from the north, and of those who have been displaced by fighting throughout the region. Read a blog about the keeping the peace in South Sudan and the border areas.