Podcast: Protecting civilians in conflict

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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 assistance to national level campaigning.

For this World Humanitarian Day, Oxfam’s Rachel Hastie, Protection Advisor, and Fionna Smyth, Head of Humanitarian Advocacy and Campaigns, speak about the challenges we’re facing in protecting civilians and what needs to change at the global level.

Speaker
Fionna Smyth

Fionna Smyth

Fionna Smyth is Head of Humanitarian Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns for Oxfam. She oversees Oxfam's humanitarian campaigning to ensure the rights of those affected by crisis. She has worked in development and human rights for 15 years for Oxfam, Amnesty and the UN.

Speaker
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.