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05 October 2007


Operating ‘at the extreme end’ - preview

Caroline Nursey is interviewed by phone on the situation in Darfur

Oxfam's relief work in Sudan is operating 'at the extreme end of what Oxfam can manage', according to Caroline Nursey, the charity's Sudan director, in an exclusive interview with the Friend

  • Caroline, who until last year was clerk of Meeting for Sufferings, has been overseeing all of Oxfam's activities in the country, from the deteriorating situation in Darfur to the unpublicised difficulties in the east and south

  • Over the last month, aid agencies within Darfur have come under increasingly frequent attacks from armed groups
  • In response to this, World Vision last week announced that it was scaling down its operations in south Darfur and Oxfam have begun using older, less desirable vehicles in an attempt to ward off violent carjacking which, according to Caroline, is the 'principal problem' for humanitarian groups in the region

  • Oliver Robertson

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