Conflicts and Disasters



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Meet Liqaa' is a 23 year old refugee from Syria, now living in Za'atari refugee camp, in Jordan, and the face of the joint agency petition calling for Syria peace talks now.



11 July 2014

Amid rising casualties, Oxfam’s partners on the ground are are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence. Vital water and sanitation infrastructure has also been destroyed or badly damaged by Israeli airstrikes.

11 July 2014

Football tournament breaks down barriers in Palestinian refugee camp of Baqa'a, Jordan

9 July 2014

On the 3rd anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Oxfam has warned that appeals to fund the aid effort are failing as the country’s humanitarian crisis is spiralling out of control with malnutrition and sickness rising and an ever increasing number of people forced to flee their homes.

27 May 2014

The current conflict in South Sudan has left thousands dead and displaced more than one million people. Oxfam is currently supporting people affected by the conflict with clean water, sanitation and emergency food security.

16 May 2014

26 international NGOs express their deep concern over violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), condemn recent attacks against humanitarians and reaffirm their commitment to helping civilians in need.

In depth

In depth

Somalia crisis alert
24 July 2014
Fixing a food crisis and preventing a catastrophe in South Sudan
22 April 2014
Post-Haiyan Reconstruction in the Philippines
12 February 2014

We are working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for thousands of refugees living in Bubukwanga transit center, western Uganda.

Children looking at a crescent moon.

More than 1.8 million Syrians have fled their homes and are now living in neighboring countries. Life is tough and the month of Ramadan makes them think of home more than ever.

Children collecting water from taps, Bulengo camp, DRC. Photo: Eddy Mbuyi/Oxfam

To provide water to over 45,000 displaced Congolese in the Bulengo Camp, in DRC, Oxfam set up a water piping system to pump water straight from Lake Kivu, into a tank and to the taps.

A short film about guns.

"A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe, features four experts on arms trafficking who recount their varying first hand experiences with the black market trade in areas of conflict.