A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
I believe in a better future for the Yemeni people. Despite the fact that over 3.1 million people were forced to flee because of the war, and the enormous number of people in dire need of basic services, I still see children smiling and trying to go on with their life. It is hard to know that so many more people need support, that there is not enough assistance, but these children are a source of inspiration to all of us and this is what keeps us going.
How I realized that smartphones are not a luxury item for refugees and migrants – they are essential.
Oxfam's Advocacy Manager in the Central African Republic, Isidore Ngueuleu looks at the hopes and fears of those most affected by the latest international donor conference for Central African Republic.
Let’s just get this over with: famine grabs your attention. Unfortunately for aid organizations, it’s difficult to convey the extreme hunger that just falls short of famine.
As we visit the families living in the most affected areas in Haiti, the destruction left by hurricane Matthew is more evident, as well as the urgent humanitarian needs of those affected. Destroyed schools and homes reduced to rubble have left thousands of families with absolutely nothing. You can help.
We could be anywhere in the world, but this normal, everyday, life is extraordinary for what it has overcome - under blockade in Gaza.
Across Iraq, we estimate there are now about 3.4 million displaced people - half of them children and many forced to move on several times - and their ranks are about to swell: fighting in Mosul co
The peace process in Colombia is well underway. José María Vera, Director of Oxfam Intermón, shares the hopes of Colombia's people as they move forward after decades of conflict.
In order to help communities prepare for, and respond to, this new climate reality, we need to look closely at the way that we operate as an international community. We collectively must break this cycle - and we can.
Josephine Liebl, Oxfam’s global policy lead on displacement, looks ahead to the UN Summit in New York in September – and looks back on a heady few weeks negotiating its outcome. While it goes some way, the Summit is the start of a long process and not the delivery of the solutions the world is waiting for.