humanitarian crisis

Photo: Airstrike destruction of civilian houses in Sana'a, Yemen. Credit: Bassam Al-Thulaya/Oxfam

Blog: Hope For Yemen as UK Arms to Saudi Arabia Ruled Unlawful

Calling for peace while selling weapons that allow Saudi Arabia to continue bombing Yemen is an utter hypocrisy that is having deadly consequences for the people of Yemen. This Appeal Court ruling is a victory for them.

Ahmed and his siblings in Al-Okasha IDP camp, Abs district, Hajjah governorate. Photo: Ahmed Al-Fadeel/Oxfam

Blog: Stop the war in Yemen

It's now been three years of war in Yemen. Meet Ahmed - he is only 14 but has a thousand reasons to end this inhuman war.

Aisatu with a group of women at the entrance to the displaced camp of Muna Garage outside of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Missing men means shattered lives and transformed roles for women in Nigeria

Tens of thousands of men and boys have disappeared since the conflict in Northeast Nigeria began eight years ago. The struggle and tenacity for survival, of the women and children left behind, in such an insecure environment never ceases to amaze me.  

Water tank built by Oxfam in Al-Jalilah village, in Al-Dhale governorate. Photo: Omar Algunaid/Oxfam, March 2017

Blog: Yemen: The story of a war-affected people, strong in the face of adversity

A moving first-hand account of the effects of the terrible conflict Yemen has been suffering for the past few years, but a call to remain hopeful, however, that peace will arise after the war’s darkness.

Winnie Byanyima visits Kushari, an area of Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam

Blog: This starvation in Africa is an affront to humanity

We’re all shaken by the fact that our world stands on the brink of 4 famines. It is unprecedented in modern times. It should never have been allowed to happen.

Farah*, 8, collects water from the Oxfam water distribution point at the Al-Manjorah IDPs camp, Bani Hassan District, Hajjah, Yemen. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaybani/Oxfam

Blog: The facts behind the man-made famine threatening Yemen

Two years ago conflict escalated in the Middle East’s poorest country: Yemen. Now today 7 million people are one step away from famine.

Men building latrine slabs for family toilets, paid by Oxfam. Credit: Jo Harrison/Oxfam

Blog: Kenya ruling against the closure of Daadab refugee camp is a strike for humanity

As the biggest economic and political player in the region, Kenya has a responsibility for leadership in the development of 21st century responses for refugees.

This family fled ISIS, to a small village near Kirkuk, Iraq. Photo: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam

Blog: Life on the run in Iraq, fleeing ISIS

Across Iraq, we estimate there are now about 3.

Collecting water from a well, Ethiopia. Photo: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: This El Niño is a huge humanitarian crisis – but it didn't have to be

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.

Beatrice, 23 collects water from an Oxfam water pump in Nyarugusu refugee camp. Photo: Amy Christian/Oxfam, 22 March 2016

Blog: Stand As One with those forced to flee

Today is World Refugee Day, and now more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to flee violence, conflict and persecution. Call on your government to protect and welcome people searching for safety.

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