At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help.
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We help people caught up in natural disasters and conflicts across the world with clean water, food, sanitation and protection. At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations, giving life-saving support to those most in need.
Millions of people are being forced from their homes, risking everything to escape conflict, disaster, poverty or hunger. From those fleeing the war in Syria or climate change-induced droughts, to those stranded in inadequate conditions in Europe, you can help us give life-saving support to refugees in the countries where they need it most.
The crisis in Syria continues to cause tremendous human suffering to people both inside and outside the country. The conflict is driving the largest refugee crisis in the world. Nearly 12 million people – 2 in 3 Syrians – are still dependent on humanitarian aid. They need your help.
Five years since Super Typhoon Haiyan, the worst storm ever to hit the Philippines, here are the critical lessons learned. Through your generous support, we've been to reach more than 850,000 people with humanitarian aid. How amazing is that - thank you!
When our rapid assessment teams came back from Leyte and Eastern Samar, they came from a total information blackout into a storm of angry and combative debate on the efficiency of government response to supertyphoon Haiyan victims. A couple of my colleagues marveled at how negative the atmosphere was and admittedly, the debate has gotten pretty exhausting and polarizing. Everywhere I go, whether it’s a dinner, a team meeting, an email exchange or social media, the conversations run along the same questions. Why is government response so slow?
No puedo creer que ya hayan pasado tres años desde el terremoto que sacudió Haití en enero de 2010. Yo no estaba en Haití le 12 (expresión local para referirse al día del terremoto) y no pude ver con mis propios ojos la magnitud ni del caos ni de la solidaridad de las personas. Llegué meses más tarde, cuando se suponía que el proceso de reconstrucción debía comenzar, una vez los equipos de rescate y de emergencia hubieran hecho su trabajo.
I can’t believe it’s been 3 years already since the earthquake hit in January 2010. I wasn’t in Haiti for “le 12” (“the 12th” a local term to refer to the earthquake), I didn’t witness the mayhem and great solidarity with my own eyes. I arrived months after, when the reconstruction process was supposed to kick-off, once rescue teams and emergency settlement professionals had done their job.
Harne Waddaye, a 60-year-old grandmother, digs for food in the bare earth outside the small village of Louga in the African country of Chad. She is not digging for wild roots or for ones she has planted. She is raiding ant nests for the grain they have stored.
This past weekend in Nairobi I was privileged to meet Guhad Muhammad Adan, an impressive, young Kenyan-Somali with a real determination to tackle some of the key issues facing the Somali people. Over the best part of two hours, Guhad outlined the work of Somali NGO Social-Life and Agricultural Development Organisation (SADO), as it responds to the tragic humanitarian situation gripping his country.
A year since Pakistan was hit by devastating floods, Oxfam's emergency response has provided support to over 2.4 million people. We've compiled a snapshot of some of our work over the last 12 months - take a look at a selection of our videos, stories and photos by clicking on the features below.
In the town of Saint Michel, the Perards have opened their doors to a stream of relatives and friends who fled the destroyed capital. Coco McCabe visited one of the families sharing their home with their relatives.