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.

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

Fatima, in Al-Manjorah IDP camp, in Hajjah governorate, Yemen. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaibani/Oxfam, February 2017

Blog: Yemen: Resilience in the face of starvation

A shocking humanitarian situation in Ye

A woman carrying a baby on her back plus 2 jerrycans full of Oxfam-supplied water, in  Nasechabuin, Turkana. Credit: Joyce Kabue/Oxfam, March 2017

Blog: Breaking the cycle of Turkana's drought crisis

Turkana is among 23 counties, half of Kenya, that have been ravaged by a devastating drought. Oxfam's long term water solutions are helping families in Turkana break the cycle of crisis and cope in the drought.

Winnie Byanyima visits Kushari, an area of Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam

Blog: This starvation in Africa is an affront to humanity

We’re all shaken by the fact that our world stands on the brink of 4 famines. It is unprecedented in modern times. It should never have been allowed to happen.

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