humanitarian emergency

Destruction in Gaza. Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Blog: Gaza is dying in front of everybody

Tim Holmes, Oxfam Program Manager, reports back on his recent visit to Gaza and reflects on the challenges people living there face in their daily lives.

Ahmed Ali and son. Photo: Abs, Hajjah – Ahmed Al-Fadeel/Oxfam

Blog: Yemen: The struggle to reach aid in the world's worst cholera outbreak

Yemen’s cholera outbreak is now the world’s worst on record, killing more than 2,100 people since 27 April, with more than 862,000.suspected cases. Oxfam Public Health Promoter, Eva Niederberger, reports back on how challenging it is to reach cholera-affected people in Yemen.

A portrait of Jemaa Al Halayal and his two-year-old daughter, Lebanon. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam, Sept 2015

Blog: Searching for safety: lessons from Syria's refugees

What is life like for Syrian refugees in Lebanon? Oxfam conducted research to find out how safe refugees feel and to understand the challenges they face. For researcher Nour Shawaf it was a humbling process.

Fatima, in Al-Manjorah IDP camp, in Hajjah governorate, Yemen. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaibani/Oxfam, February 2017

Blog: Yemen: Resilience in the face of starvation

A shocking humanitarian situation in Ye

Yemeni children are a source of inspiration to us all. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Finding hope in Yemen, as I witness a never-ending war

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.

Thousands of people fled to the M’poko airport site for protection and shelter, after violence erupted in December 2013. Credit: Vincent Tremeau/Oxfam

Blog: In the Central African Republic, a battle of promises versus achievements

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.

Amina holding her son at the clinic in Banki, Nigeria. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: Man-made hunger stalks North East Nigeria

Let’s just get this over with: famine grabs you

A Syrian boy stands in front of his family’s flooded tent in a settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Credit: Oxfam, 6 January 2016

Blog: As winter settles in, refugees from Syria face increasing hardship

Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria have seen another winter descend on the Middle East, for some this is their fifth away from home in increasingly difficult living conditions. Oxfam is there.

Abu Anas y su familia. Foto: Yasmine Chawaf/Oxfam

Blog: Four million Syrian refugees registered across the border: When will this end?

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.

A Syrian woman refugee in Zaatari camp, 2014. Credit: F. Muath/Oxfam

Blog: World Refugee Day: No one ever thinks they will be called a refugee

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.

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