Conflict & Emergencies

Conflict, disasters and emergencies are frequent, but their devastating impact on ordinary people can often be avoided.

Vista general de Pedernales, Ecuador

Blog: La operación de Oxfam en Ecuador

Oxfam está ayudando a las comunidades más afectadas con sumunistro de agua potable. Sin embargo, la necesidad más fundamental para muchos, reconstrucción y acceso a sus viviendas, tomará mucho más tiempo en solucionarse.

World Humanitarian Summit 2016

Blog: Promesas y sillas vacías: los resultados de la Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial

Los Gobiernos que han participado esta semana en la Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial tenían numerosos e importantes asuntos que abordar. Se obtuvieron importantes logros, pero también hubo muchas ausencias notables.

Mujer en Guatemala regando huerto afectado por la sequía

Blog: Lo que deberíamos saber sobre la crisis humanitaria en Centroamérica.

Es urgente que los Estados reconozcan formalmente a Centroamérica como una región vulnerable frente al Cambio Climático y los riesgos recurrentes que año tras año deja grandes pérdidas (…) Es hora de despojarnos de los intereses particulares y trabajar como región centroamericana para que las políticas de Gestión del Riesgo se incluyan y estén alineadas a la política de los Estados.

Pedernales, Ecuador

Blog: De Portoviejo a Pedernales, recorrido de incertidumbre

Cuatro historias que reflejan la dura realidad que enfrentan muchas familias después del terremoto de Ecuador.

Blog: Families in Southern Africa urgently need more support after cyclones

And as always, it is the poorest people who suffer the most, with no safety nets to cushion the shock and start to rebuild. Will they be forgotten now? Without clear actions, poverty and inequality will increase.

Oxfam staff inform communities about the symptoms and precautions to take for Ebola, in Mangina, DRC. Photo: John Wessels/Oxfam

Blog: How to Build Community Trust to Fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The world’s second-biggest Ebola outbreak is still raging in DRC. Research has shown that distrust is one of the biggest obstacles in this Ebola fight. Oxfam’s Andrea Vera Nava outlines three ways to work with local communities to build their trust and increase the success of an Ebola response in a conflict context.

Blog: Stronger African leadership needed in Cyclone Idai response

Oxfam Pan Africa’s acting Director Peter Kamalingin, looks at the consequences of cyclone Idai and calls for a stronger African leadership in the response.

Julia Pedro, a hygiene promotion volunteer for Oxfam. Photo: Micas Mondlane/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam community activists help prevent cholera after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

In the aftermath of the Idai Cyclone In Mozambique, Oxfam and the Ministry of Health have trained more than 60 community ‘activistas’ in Mozambique to promote public health advice to help stop the spread of cholera.

Top photo: A family dig for their son who got buried in the mud when Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani about 600 kilometers south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, March, 19, 2019. Credit: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/REX

Blog: Cyclone Idai and floods hit Southern Africa: the reality of climate change

Ever-worsening storms and climate change are leaving people with nothing - and the poorest are hit hardest. How can we equip them to cope with a world where climate change means extreme weather events such as Idai happen more often.

Zaid and his granddaughter, Al Madaribah district, Lahj governorate, Yemen. Photo: Sami M Jassar/Oxfam

Blog: Seven things you need to know about the war in Yemen

Yemen is experiencing what the UN describes as the ‘world’s worst’ humanitarian crisis. Tell us, how many of these seven things did you already know?

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