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: Responding To Cyclone Idai Requires a more robust approach

Oxfam Pan Africa’s acting Director&

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?

Survivors of Cyclone Idai face shortages of clean water and food and are at risk of waterborne diseases due to contaminated flood water. Photo: Sergio Zimba/Oxfam

Blog: "I signed up to save lives" - Personal report from Oxfam's Cyclone Idai response

Stewart Muchapera, Oxfam Media and Communications Lead, gives a personal report from Beira in Mozambique, on our relief efforts after Cyclone Idai devastates southern Africa.

Wadha, in Deir Ez-Zor, is one of many people benefiting from Oxfam’s cash-for-work program in Syria. Credit: Dania Kareh/Oxfam

Blog: Five things crisis-affected Syrians need right now

Syria's people are caught in terrible bind: eight years of war, millions need life-saving aid. The humanitarian response in Syria is significantly underfunded. Yet the international community doesn't want to support activities that it thinks could strengthen the government of Syria. So what next?

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