Conflicto y Desastres

Los conflictos, desastres y emergencias son frecuentes, pero podemos evitar que tengan un impacto tan devastador sobre la gente.

Gatkuoth, a plumber working in South Sudan. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: The people's humanitarians of South Sudan: Saving lives on the front line

Working with local humanitarians in South Sudan, we're saving lives by helping provide clean water and public health promotion.

Women in Al-Dhafer village in Amran governorate return home with water. Credit: Ameen Al-Ghaberi/Gabreez

Blog: Why water is such a precious resource in Yemen’s remote villages

Yemen has one of the worst problems of water scarcity anywhere in the world. 16 million people lack access to clean water there. Oxfam water engineer, John Migele, visited one village where people reminded him of why his work is so important.

Aleppo, Syria. Foto: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: ¿Cómo regresar a una Siria que ya no existe?

A siete años del inicio de la guerra en Siria, la situación sigue siendo desalentadora. Niñas, niños, mujeres y hombres continúan sumidos en un conflicto marcado por un tremendo sufrimiento humano, una destrucción implacable y un desprecio flagrante por los derechos humanos.

Aleppo, Syria. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Syria crisis seven years on: How can we go back to a Syria that no longer exists?

Seven long years after the Syria crisis began, the conflict continues to be marked by enormous human suffering, relentless destruction and a blatant disregard for human rights. Time is long overdue for world leaders to do more to protect and assist civilians and prioritize a political solution to the conflict.

Duoi checking hygiene kits in Yemen. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Diary of an Oxfam aid worker

Originally from the Philippines, Oxfam humanitarian aid worker Duoi Ampilan has helped people facing disaster all over the world. Here, he tells us why his job is now more important than ever.

Ruth*, recently arrived in Akobo after conflict came to her town in South Sudan. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: After harvests fail and thousands flee homes, famine looms again in South Sudan

South Sudan's brutal four-year civil war has left four million people displaced and killed thousands, and has forced millions into poverty. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become almost commonplace in the country.

Blog: Syrie : escalade des violences dans la Ghouta, les populations civiles ont besoin d’une aide urgente

Les organisations humanitaires n’ont eu qu’un accès virtuel à la Ghouta orientale, malgré l’évidence de l’urgence critique - témoignage du responsable de l’intervention d’urgence d’Oxfam en Syrie.

Blog: Syria: Civilians in urgent need as violence escalates in Ghouta

Aid agencies have been allowed virtually no access to Eastern Ghouta, despite the clear need for emergency relief - Oxfam's Syria Country Director reports from Damascus.

Blog: Historias de resiliencia en Cuba tras el paso de huracanes

Oxfam apoyó en 2016, luego del huracán Matthew, a más de 3000 familias en la recuperación de sus condiciones de habitabilidad y vida en Guantánamo. Un año después, el programa comenzado en estas zonas continúa. La organización proyecta su respuesta al paso de otro huracán, Irma, por la costa norte de 13 de las 15 provincias cubanas.

Children's drawing of a rainbow and family.

Blog: Children remind us that refugees and migrants deserve respect, like us all

Too often we put labels on people arriving by boat into Europe and we lose sight of the fact that they are people. In Poznan, children are leading the way in reminding us all that respect and dignity are something we all deserve.

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