Tagged: crisis

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Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp, Jordan. Photo: Anastasia Taylor-Lind/Oxfam

Many Syrian refugees living outside camps across countries in the region are losing out on the help they desperately need, according to five international aid agencies today.

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Map of projected food insecurity in Mali (Harmonised Framework, June 2013)

Northern Mali will descend to emergency levels of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve.

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Refugees from Syria, Zaatari camp, Jordan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Syria’s humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control, leaving relief agencies overstretched and struggling to cope with a massive surge in refugee numbers and with promised funds still yet to arrive on the ground, warns international aid agency, Oxfam.

Emergency Article
Rum Alabe, musician. Photo: Charlotte Wales/Oxfam

Oxfam received the support from a group of African activists, singers, writers and performers to raise awareness around the continuing food crisis that is now affecting the Sahel region. We hope to raise an additional $20 million in order to reach 1.8 million people.

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Six months since South Sudan’s independence, the world’s newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam said today.

Emergency Article
Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson, Oxfam’s outgoing Head of Policy and Advocacy in Afghanistan, reflects on her experiences over the last two years in the country.

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Millions are affected by the Pakistan floods 2010.

The floods that have engulfed Pakistan over the last week are a mega disaster and the world needs to mount a mega response to ensure the millions affected get the help they need, international aid agency Oxfam said today as it called for a “gear shift” in the response to the crisis.

Emergency
Oxfam beneficiaries in hold up their checks. Photo: Timothy Allen/Oxfam

Over 2010 and 2011 Pakistan was hit by its worst natural disaster – an estimated 18 million people have been affected by the floods. Oxfam has now reached 2.4 million people with humanitarian aid, including clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, tents and cash-for-work programs.

Emergency Article
Children and animals draw water from wells.

Scarcity of water is making it almost impossible to grow food in Gao, Mali. The international community must act now to help the people facing a food crisis in West Africa.

Emergency Article
Collecting water from an Oxfam tapstand, Kalma camp, Sudan, 2004.

The Sudanese government recently revoked Oxfam GB's licence to operate in northern Sudan, a decision which will affect hundreds of thousands of lives. There are, however, five Oxfam affiliates currently working in Sudan. Here is a brief summary of our programs.

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