A million refugees urgently need shelter, food and water
One million people are still in urgent need of food, water and sanitation as refugees fear returning home.
Thousands of refugees have fled from Ivory Coast to neighboring countries, including Liberia, following the political crisis after disputed elections in November 2010. Oxfam is gearing up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis.
Millions of girls have entered school in Afghanistan, since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. It is one of the few good news stories of the last nine years. But the progress is in danger of slipping away, and Afghan girls, like Nafiza, still face many barriers to receiving an education.
On October 17, 2010, 20,000 women and men participated in a march in Bukavu to demand economic and social changes, demilitarization and the end of rape as a weapon of war. Oxfam and our partners joined women who travelled from 41 countries to attend the march.
Oxfam and local Sudanese partners are providing support, including water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, to nearly 250,000 people living in camps for internally displaced people in Darfur.
In November 2010 Mamtaz Begum, a young widow from Barguna, stood up and demanded justice for vulnerable communities near to the Bay of Bengal at a 'Climate Tribunal' in the capital, Dhaka. Watch her compelling story.
Over the past few months, thousands of southerners have returned from the north of Sudan. Oxfam's emergency response team in Sudan, with funding from ECHO, has been providing clean water, building latrines and running health campaigns to stop diseases spreading.
In response to floods in Colombia, Oxfam has focused on provision of clean water and sanitation, and hygiene promotion.
In the six months since the devastating floods hit Pakistan, with the help of generous public donations, Oxfam has helped almost 1.9 million people.