Controlled Arms: Oxfam’s Hope For the Next World Humanitarian Day

Around 1,500 people a day are killed in conflicts and armed violence across the globe, and among that loss are humanitarian aid workers who were trying to save lives. As we mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day, around the world Oxfam staff are responding to a bewildering number of conflicts. In Iraq, Syria and Gaza to Sudan, South Sudan and the Central African Republic and elsewhere, they are trying, usually against the odds, to help people cope with the terrible effects of armed violence.

Irresponsible arms trade fuels conflicts

Arms and ammunition traded irresponsibly or illegally help keep all these conflicts going – as they always have....

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