Oxfam has been working with Syria's Ministry of Water Resources for the past 18 months by drilling wells, repairing old and damaged water networks and trucking water. We have managed to reach more than one million people with clean water, and we are trying to double the number.
Today is an important milestone in Oxfam’s campaign to control arms and save lives in Africa.
Each year, 19 August the world marks World Humanitarian Day to honor and recognize those who have dedicated their lives to improve humanity. Each day, humanitarian workers risk their lives and sometimes lose it towards their efforts of giving aid to the most vulnerable people around the world.
Noor* and her husband once had a medical clinic in Saada Governorate, north Yemen, along the border with Saudi Arabia. Now they have a mound of rubble.
Eid is upon us. But it doesn’t feel like Eid. Fighting in Yemen has not ceased throughout the month of Ramadan - in fact it intensified. This year the upcoming holiday will not be the same celebration.
Today the number of Syria's refugees has passed 4 million, creating a massive strain on host communities and the public services and infrastructure on which they rely. Unfortunately, the generosity of Syria’s neighbors has been taken for granted for too long, and refugees are increasingly paying the price.
For refugees and internally displaced persons in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, and elsewhere, every aspect of daily life is difficult. The crisis in Syria is also placing pressure on host communities. In the run up to World Refugee Day 2015, we highlight the challenges faced by refugees and call for more funding to help both refugees and host communities.
Eliza is a chef and mother of four. She worked with Oxfam in Melut state, Upper Nile, from 2014 until Oxfam completed the program in 2015. Eliza was forced leave her home, friends and family members in Melut when the fighting drew too close.
Three months after Cyclone Pam struck on March 13, 2015, Oxfam's Country Director in Vanuatu recounts the amazing spirit of the people there, and how Oxfam has provided life-saving emergency aid to more than 21,000 people in more than 50 communities on three islands.
Sky-rocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets are pushing people in South Sudan to breaking point as the political deadlock enters its 17th month and families face a second 'lean season' since fighting began. Here's a quick recap of Oxfam's delivery of humanitarian aid.