humanitarian assistance

Nashima Potawan, 47, and her four children were forced to move to Madalum during the Marawi Siege, and months later faced the devastating effects of Typhoon Vinta.

Blog: Philippines: Mothers of Marawi hopeful after months of fear

Last year, residents of Marawi in the Philippines faced two major disasters: In May, they were uprooted by a violent siege and seven months later, they faced a deadly typhoon. Oxfam is supporting a consortium of local organizations who are helping families stay healthy and safe in the wake of these crises, rebuild their lives and prepare for future disasters.

Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, after the Nepal Earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam, May 2015

Blog: Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley, Oxfam Hum

Democratic Republic of Congo: Supporting women's rights and addressing the root causes of the conflict

Blog: Democratic Republic of Congo: Supporting women's rights and addressing the root causes of the conflict

With just 48 hours to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, there was no time to lose once we crossed the border into Goma from Rwanda. I was travelling with Mark Goldring of Oxfam GB and Robbert van den Berg, the regional director for Oxfam Novib. Our mission was to visit our humanitarian programs, and assess progress since the signing of a major regional peace accord last year.

Oxfam’s Uganda Country Director Peter Kamalingin shares a light moment with Deng Bol.

Blog: A Lesson from Deng Bol, South Sudanese refugee

Last week when I arrived in Arua and Adjumani I was shocked.

Photo: Women gather under a tree for a village meeting in a camp in Darfur.

Blog: Darfur: Where are we now?

It has been ten years since the Darfur conflict erupted and millions fled their homes in the countryside for the safety of towns and camps. If you do not live in Sudan, it is understandable if you think the problem resolved itself long ago. But if you could come with me to Darfur, the land where I grew up, you would quickly see that it has not.

Screenshot of the Global Humanitarian Assistance interactive guide

Blog: All stations to aid: Global Humanitarian Assistance’s new interactive guide

I’m quite a fan of the Global Humanitarian Assistance reports produced every year by the Development Initiatives think tank. They combine invaluable data on funding with thoughtful commentary on what is and is not changing in the humanitarian world. So I was pretty excited to see last week that they’ve launched a new ‘interactive guide to humanitarian financing’.

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