Urgent action is needed now in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Millions of people have been forced from their homes due to conflict and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. An outbreak of Ebola virus has spread into the northwest of the country, raising fears of a wider epidemic. Your help can save lives.
Kpatua, a village of about 120 households located in the farthest northeastern corner of Ghana, is not on the national electricity grid. Oxfam in collaboration with a local partner is working on a renewable solar energy project which provides clean water, lights, and the potential for more improvements.
Having spent most of his life fighting for women's rights, Amina Ehrary runs her own women counseling center where she advises, supports and gets access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan. Her tireless efforts to change the lives of women has transformed her into a role model for other women and someone the community trusts. Read her story.
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Children as young as 12 are being abused, detained and illegally returned to Italy by French border guards, according to a new report by Oxfam.
The UN and NGOs received warnings over the weekend for staff to evacuate Hodeida by Tuesday ahead of the offensive, affirming the humanitarian community’s worst fears for Yemen. With thousands of lives at stake, peace is urgently needed now.
Following the news of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), here’s a summary of lessons learned from Oxfam’s community engagement during the 2014–15 Ebola response in Sierra Leone and Liberia.