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.

Osman village in Amran governorate,  A ‘Lord of the Rings’ village where 200 families are fighting hunger. Credit: Mohammed Farah Adam/Oxfam

Blog: Helping a Yemeni village fight hunger

People in the remote Yemeni village of Othman eke out life in stricken conditions. Read this moving account an Oxfam cash assistance project there to buttress their battle against starvation.

Work Mallas, 50, and his family live in Paduel, an area affected by recurring droughts and floods, which receives a big influx of South Sudanese people fleeing the conflict from neighboring areas.Photo: Gabriel Pecot/Oxfam

Blog: South Sudan's Independence Day should have been a celebration

Sunday, July 9 was Independence Day in South Sudan and should have seen celebrations and smiles. But yet again, it was a time of somber reflection. 

A portrait of Jemaa Al Halayal and his two-year-old daughter, Lebanon. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam, Sept 2015

Blog: Searching for safety: lessons from Syria's refugees

What is life like for Syrian refugees in Lebanon? Oxfam conducted research to find out how safe refugees feel and to understand the challenges they face. For researcher Nour Shawaf it was a humbling process.

Samia hasn’t seen her son now for two years and her daughter for 6 months. Credit: Felipe Jacome/Oxfam

Blog: Dear Family: Refugees in Greece write to their loved ones

Forced migration separates families - wrenching children from their parents and grandparents, separating siblings, and forcing partners to live apart. This World Refugee Day we share the letters of love written by some of these people stranded in Greece.

Water tank built by Oxfam in Al-Jalilah village, in Al-Dhale governorate. Photo: Omar Algunaid/Oxfam, March 2017

Blog: Yemen: The story of a war-affected people, strong in the face of adversity

A moving first-hand account of the effects of the terrible conflict Yemen has been suffering for the past few years, but a call to remain hopeful, however, that peace will arise after the war’s darkness.

Storytelling helps migrants adjust to a new life in Greece. Photo: ARSIS/Oxfam

Blog: Helping migrants adjust to a new life in Greece

The story of a “stone soup” helps child

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