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Rachel Hastie

Rachel Hastie

Rachel has worked for Oxfam GB for 16 years in field and headquarter posts implementing and supporting humanitarian programmes. Since 2006 she has been the Global Protection Adviser leading Oxfam's programme strategy for protection work.

Podcast: Protecting civilians in conflict


Conflict, Humanitarian, Protection 0 Comments

As a result of conflict, the world today is faced with huge challenges in protecting civilians. In Yemen, Syria and South Sudan, infrastructures have been destroyed and thousands of people are forced to flea, or face the risks of disease, famine or harm. NGOs and relief agencies play a large role in the protection of civilians, from on the ground …

Raghda, 25, and her brother Younes, 20, from Mosul, Iraq, walk through Hassansham camp near the town of Khazer, Iraq. Credit: Sam Tarling/ Oxfam

Civilians are not a target

Humanitarian, Protection 0 Comments

For World Humanitarian Day Rachel Hastie, Oxfam’s Global Protection Adviser, reflects on our common humanity and what it means. Some years back I was walking my children to school before catching a flight to Darfur. I was going to meet people – ordinary civilians – who had fled attacks on their villages and were still facing dangers and a very uncertain …